• When Data Classification is a Mistake

    by Wendy Nather on June 29, 2015

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    Classifying data is such a given that it's often one of the first things that security professionals recommend when launching a program. If you don't know the criticality of your data and where it's located, the conventional wisdom goes, then how can you assess the risk and decide how to mitigate it? And if you don't know what's most critical, then how can you prioritize your finite resources appropriately? Don't get me wrong: I think data classification forms the basis for an important…

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