Data sensitivity labeling and handling

Securing and handling data is a critical part of security, as companies spend so much money completing the Research and Development (R&D) of a product because they don't want their competitors to know about their new product until it goes on the market. It is very important that the data is labeled according to its classification. Military data in the UK army is classified as unclassified, restricted, confidential, secret, and top secret, whereas a civilian company may classify data as confidential, private, public, and proprietary.

The first stage of risk management is classification of the asset, which determines how we handle, access, store, and destroy the data:

  • Confidential data: Normally, R&D ...

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