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The goal of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) is to help Mississippians get jobs. Through their network of WIN Job Centers, MDES matches qualified, prospective employees with employers. Also at the Job Centers, Mississippians can obtain job training to sharpen their work skills and make themselves more competitive in the job market.
In addition, MDES administers the unemployment benefits program that provides payments to Mississippians who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. This temporary compensation enables unemployed individuals to concentrate on securing new jobs.
Through these programs, MDES works to expand employment, improve workforce skills, and enhance productivity in the state.
MDES uses IBM DB2 to store data in its Production, Development and Test environments. As it moves data from Production to the other environments, it must protect the privacy of sensitive data. To this end, MDES needed to:
Data privacy and compliance, therefore, had become the highest concern, and was subject to stringent statutory requirements. To meet these regulations, MDES needed an information security solution to protect data and support compliance with regulatory standards, and departmental data policies. MDES selected IBM Optim Data Privacy Solution as the tool of choice, and Estuate as the implementation partner.
Estuate implemented the IBM Optim Data Privacy Solution at MDES to mask sensitive data in their test and development systems. By masking personal information, IBM Optim protects the privacy and security of confidential customer and employee data, and ensured compliance with local, state, national, international, and industry-based privacy regulations. The solution:
The solution helped the MDES improve data protection, supports compliance initiatives and lowers risk. Key benefits:
Director of the Office of Technology Development and Innovation,
Mississippi Department of Employment Security