Snowflake Breach: Stop Blaming, Start Protecting with Protecto Vault

Snowflake Breach: Stop Blaming, Start Protecting with Protecto Vault

The Recent Snowflake Data Breach

Hackers recently claimed on a known cybercrime forum that they had stolen hundreds of millions of customer records from Santander Bank and Ticketmaster. It appears that hackers used credentials obtained through malware to target Snowflake accounts without MFA enabled. While it's easy to blame Snowflake for not enforcing MFA, Snowflake has a solid track record and features to protect customer data. However, errors and oversight can happen in any organization. How can you limit your data leak and risk exposure even in such breaches?

How Protecto Vault Could Have Made a Difference

Had these companies employed Protecto Vault, their data would have been shielded from exposure, even in the event of a password compromise. Protecto Vault identifies sensitive data and masks it while retaining its value. It locks sensitive data in a vault that only a few authorized users can unmask. Most regular users can perform their daily operations using the masked data. It utilizes advanced entropy-based tokenization to secure data. This method transforms sensitive information into tokens that are meaningless to hackers, rendering stolen data worthless.

Format and Context-Preserving Tokenization

One standout feature of Protecto Vault is its ability to preserve the format and context of the data even after masking. With the context preserved, while the data is secure and masked, it remains functional for analysis and operational purposes. Analysts and systems can continue to work with the tokenized data as if it were the original without compromising security. This balance of security and usability is crucial for businesses that rely on data-driven decision-making.

The Power of Entropy-Based Tokenization

Protecto's entropy-based tokenization ensures that data remains secure, even if hackers gain access to it. Unlike traditional encryption, tokenized data cannot be reverse-engineered, providing an additional layer of security. This innovative approach generates tokens with high levels of randomness and uniqueness, making it nearly impossible for cybercriminals to decipher the original data. By tokenizing sensitive information, Protecto eliminates the risk of data breaches, ensuring that stolen data cannot be exploited.

Even if tokenized data were to fall into the wrong hands, it would retain its structure and meaning but not contain any sensitive data, making it useless and indecipherable to unauthorized entities. This approach provides peace of mind, knowing that sensitive information is protected against breaches and misuse.


The recent data breach serves as a stark reminder of the vulnerabilities in current data protection strategies. By implementing Protecto Vault, companies can significantly enhance their data security posture, ensuring that even if credentials are compromised, their sensitive information remains protected and useless to hackers.

For more information on how Protecto can help your organization navigate these challenges, visit or contact us for a free consultation.

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Amar Kanagaraj

Founder and CEO of Protecto

Amar Kanagaraj, Founder and CEO of Protecto, is a visionary leader in privacy, data security, and trust in the emerging AI-centric world, with over 20 years of experience in technology and business leadership.Prior to Protecto, Amar co-founded Filecloud, an enterprise B2B software startup, where he put it on a trajectory to hit $10M in revenue as CMO.

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