Knowing where your sensitive data is will make securing that data all the more easier.
Regulatory requirements such as PCI, NYDFS, HIPAA and GDPR make it mandatory for enterprises to know where all their data is and have proper access control.
Benefits of Data Classification
- Increase awareness of the value and sensitivity of data
- Assists with compliance and regulations
- Reduce costs (protect, archive and store data only what you need)
- Prevents inadvertent and malicious data leaks
- Promotes compliance as a corporate culture (internally as well as to the auditors)
- Be able mask test data