Data Classification

From an information security perspective, data classification is the categorization of data according to the severity of adverse effects should those data be disclosed, altered, or destroyed without authorization. Classification is an essential first step in data management. We use data classification to help select appropriate security controls for storing, processing, transferring, and sharing data. Ultimately, classification helps us protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.                                                              
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