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Encrypt sensitive information

Requirement#

All stored sensitive information must be encrypted.

Description#

Systems usually store personal data, i.e., Personally Identifiable Information (PII), medical records, credentials and other types of sensitive information. All of these must be encrypted before being stored using safe cryptographic mechanisms. This is also applicable when personal information must be temporarily stored in the client-side storage. The encryption prevents unauthorized actors that may have accessed the storage system from obtaining the information.

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