Data classification is a staple part of data security. It helps your organization determine where they should focus their efforts and which types of data are better left unattended. Classifying data by sensitivity – that is, how damaging the information could be if it were destroyed or exposed – is a great way to prioritize data protection. The three primary sensitivity levels include:
- High sensitivity: Financial records, intellectual property, authentication data, etc.
- Medium sensitivity: Internal-use only information, such as emails and documents with no confidentiality.
- Low sensitivity: Any public-use information such as public website content.