In the first article in this series, “Data Classification is the Key to Data Protection,” I asserted that “Data gains value from its use, not from being hidden and protected.” In the second article, “Data Classification That Honors Business Value,” I suggested that five new attributes be added to the standard five-tier (public, internal use only, confidential, sensitive, and secret) data classification scheme. They are:
- Business value of the data
- Impact of compromise
- Retention period
- Reevaluation period
- Approved techniques for data handling
The same five attributes would . . .