Securing enterprise data can be a daunting task without knowing where the data is stored, processed, and how it is transmitted. Developing and enforcing a data classification model is a foundational component to securing enterprise data. This chapter will focus on the steps required to develop functional data classification and how to protect high-value data in the enterprise. Data discovery and protection tool types, placement, and implementation challenges for each will be presented. The emphasis is balancing the proper amount of protection and risk tolerance for access to enterprise data.
This chapter covers the following: