From the Summer 2018 Issue

Data Classification is the Key to Data Protection, Part I

Bill Bonney
CISO Desk Reference Guide CISO DRG Venture

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“No, no!” said the Queen. “Sentence first – verdict afterwards.”

“Stuff and nonsense!” said Alice loudly. “The idea of having the sentence first!”
The value proposition for data is not in its protection (sentence), but in its use (verdict).
In this series of articles, we’re going to explore an alternate value proposition for data classification and the benefits of thinking of data classification primarily as an enabler for using data rather than protecting data.

In this first article, we’ll consider the fundamental reason that we want to classify data with this mindset.

In the second article, we’ll contemplate . . .

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