Creating Dictionary Detector

A dictionary detector can detect a specific piece of sensitive data (referred to as a token). The token can be any type of sensitive data like a password, API key, IP address, PII, and so on. You must add the token to a file and then upload the file while creating the dictionary. Nightfall scans your data to check if the token present in the uploaded file exists in your data. If a match is found, it fis flagged as sensitive data exposure.

To create a Dictionary Detector:

  1. Navigate to the Detectors section from the left pane.

  2. Click + Custom Detector and select Dictionary.

  1. Enter a name for your custom Detector in the Name field.

  2. (Optional) Enter a description for the Detector in the Description field.

  3. Upload or drag and drop the text file which contains a token.

  4. (Optional) Select the Match substrings check box to match the sub-strings of the text file.

  5. Click Add.

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