Understanding your data accurately is the foundation of your sensitive data protection strategy and helps you determine where to apply your data security controls. But once you understand your data, you need to properly classify it. Without security classification, an organization treats all data as if it were the same: You can't know the level of importance of any data because it hasn't been properly classified. Failing to perform classification of data increases the risk of sensitive data being compromised across the data security lifecycle. It also increases the possibility that you could be placing security controls on data that isn't in fact sensitive.
Data classification isn't a simple task, even for information security experts. Attempting to change user behavior can tempt anyone to postpone it indefinitely.
Spirion Data Platform's automated persistent data classification software simplifies what until now has been a costly and resource-intensive exercise.