Classifying information based on its sensitivity may seem like a relatively minor part of IT security - especially when compared to the proliferation of highly-complex network security solutions that focus on blocking internal and external threats.
But with 90% of information loss resulting from the accidental actions of the people inside your network, this simple process can provide huge leverage - significantly reducing the risk of information loss without high costs or complexity.
Gain Control Over Your Information
If you are responsible for managing IT, your role incorporates securing your corporate information. To do this successfully, you need to know where sensitive information is located and who has access to it; ensure users are aware they are dealing with sensitive information and; control access to sensitive information efficiently and effectively.
Here’s how security classification can integrate with and enhance your information security policy:
Identify: Identifying sensitive information may be achieved by running a discovery or identifying at source, in order to distinguish between public, personal and proprietary information.
Classify: Once identified, information can be classified according to its sensitivity, which can be an automated process or based on human understanding. Assigning a security classification label is quick and easy, resulting in both visible and embedded classification.
Control: It’s now easier to control access to sensitive information, encrypt as required, and run efficient data loss prevention processes that leverage your security classification labels.