Sensitive Data Discovery and Classification – A Planning Guide

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Today, organisations like yours create data at unprecedented rates, all the time and in various locations including: local storage, data lakes and increasingly in public clouds. To protect data and comply with data protection and privacy requirements, you need visibility into the data you are collecting and storing to determine what data is sensitive and what is not. Thales CipherTrust Data Discovery and Classification enables you to get a clear understanding of what sensitive data you have, where it is located and its risk of exposure.

This white paper sets out the steps that you can take to ensure that all the digital assets in your organisation have an appropriate classification policy defined for them and to help ensure security teams have visibility of those items that require protection. The classification employed for each asset will limit its use and the implementation of security policies around the asset to reduce the risk of data violations that can compromise data integrity or confidentiality.