In our competitive marketplace, the speed of business is always increasing. Today's organizations are focused on enabling their knowledge workers with the tools and information they need in order to operate at the speed of their business. To properly secure the important information flowing throughout their business, organizations need to make sense of the chaotic amount of information being created and shared by their knowledge workers. To do this, they need to first identify what information needs to be protected.
In order for organizations to identify and subsequently be able to secure their information appropriately, the sensitivity of each piece of information must be identified, or 'classified'. Information classification is crucial for proper handling, and ultimate security of an enterprise's information.
With the aforementioned chaotic pace of information creation and sharing, classification must occur as fast as the information is being created and shared. Therefore, effective classification must engage the end-user-knowledge workers spawn our organizations' information and they know the nature of that information. Involving the end-user allows organizations to ensure all of their important information is classified which enables them to qualify the value of each piece of information and make intelligent, deliberate decisions on how that information is handled.
To learn more about data classification, read the Top Reasons for Data Classification.