Developing Data Classification For Stronger Database Security
- Published on April 17, 2013
- Written by Mike McClain, Senior Web Designer & Site Manager
Data discovery may be an important early step in developing a sound database security program, but in the end it's just the first step. Ultimately data security controls have to be driven by the different sorts of risk faced by the various types of data that need protection. And the only way to assess the risks to those different types of data is to classify that data based on priorities that matter to the business. It may not sound like a glamorous task, but data classification provides a critical foundation for managing risk to data both outside and within the database.