Test data and test data management have become more prominent in today's cyber world. With trends such as data visualization, SCRUM and Agile methodologies, artificial intelligence, and big data connectivity, test data has become essential in how company's operate with their technology.
Test data management is the process of creating non-production data with the implication that it will be utilized for rigorous testing and development for future applications. Test data is safer to use than real data when performing said development tests and can significantly reduce the life-cycle time a test-product may need. Furthermore, test data can lower security risks an organization may have during the software development process, can help prevent rollbacks, and can help set forth precedents for any bug-fixes in one's code or application.
Not only are there many benefits for efficient test data management strategies within the cyber security industry, but the benefits may protrude into other departments such as R&D and marketing as well!