Information Classification will help your organisation understand the type of data you own and identify the risks and threats to this information.
The old saying 'information is power' is more true in our technology driven world than ever before.The disclosure of sensitive data into the public realm can often result in severe financial loss and reputation destruction.
Information that may be exposed could include trade secrets, credit card numbers, health records, financial data, customer details and other types of sensitive information.
This information can be used by competitors, to commit crimes or to engage in unethical business practices. In addition, for many organisations the disclosure of certain information may breach regulatory guidelines and result in penalties being levied,
What are the benefits of Information Classification:
Clear understanding of information assets and how they need to be protected
Precisely designated responsibility for information assets
Clear processes and procedures to protect information assets
Significantly reduced risk of information leaks
"True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information"
-- Winston Churchill