The Evolution of Information Classification as a Vital Data Security Tool0

James Fox, Marketing Manager at HANDD Business Solutions, says Data Classification is “rapidly becoming an essential cog in the data loss prevention wheel”

Today, many businesses handling confidential or sensitive information will often deploy information classification strategies which clearly define the type of information obtained, created or stored by the business. This works as a great first layer of security, raising awareness amongst the data owners and holders as to the sensitivity of the data and giving administrators the ability to enforce policies. The fact stands, classification is now seen as the first stage in implementing a wider DLP strategy, so is it time your organisation looked at information classification? … Read more →

Deploying Effective Data Loss Prevention Tools0

Contemporary IT systems present an array of problems for those managing the infrastructure and the data transferred and stored within it. As businesses become more reliant upon technology the network and flow of information becomes ever more complex. Subsequently organizations need to deploy appropriate steps in order to safeguard their information and one of the main ways in which this is achieved is through the use of data loss prevention tools. While these tools are effective, they only operate successfully if they are implemented correctly and managed properly. … Read more →

Automated SharePoint Access Management: Safeguarding Your Information in SharePoint0

Managing SharePoint Access

SharePoint is a leading piece of software which has a multitude of uses; from file and document management to the integration of processes and automation of workflows. As the amount of information uploaded, shared and managed within SharePoint continues to grow on an almost daily basis (primarily due to its ability to improve efficiency and manage information), organizations need to devise new and innovative ways to restrict SharePoint access to unauthorised personnel and safeguard the information being uploaded. … Read more →

Safeguarding Information Through Message Classification0

Email in recent years has taken over conventional methods of communicating such as fax or regular post and as such businesses need to ensure that they have robust systems in place to make sure that the information that they send and receive is completely secure. A message classification system is one way in which this can be achieved. TITUS message classification puts in place effective strategies to manage email communications and it is a solution which can allow employees to classify information before it is sent out, as well as providing alerts where there are potential breaches of data policies in addition to having the facility to accurately scan information and identify any sensitive information. … Read more →

The Importance of Document Classification Software0

Do Your Data Protection Policies Go Far Enough?

In order for your business to retain its integrity and customer trust, you need to implement data loss prevention strategies which will ensure that information is safeguarded and any risks to data loss are promptly pinpointed and addressed. Document classification software is one way in which organizations strive to secure both corporate and client information. … Read more →

The Importance of Implementing an Information Classification Policy0

Information classification refers to a system of designating specific security categories for information pertaining to business objectives and looks at how these objectives impact upon the confidentiality, loss, integrity or availability of organizational data. It is important that businesses, particularly large corporations have a robust information security policy in place and an Information Classification Policy is one of the best ways in which to achieve this. … Read more →

5 Easy Steps for Implementing and Enforcing a Data Classification Policy

“We’ve had a classification policy for 30 years, but we’ve never been able to enforce it.”

Does this quote sound familiar to you? It’s very common for organizations, especially in the commercial space, to have a classification policy but no way to implement it. Instead, organizations often move directly to the data protection stage, investing in large infrastructure projects such as DLP and IRM. But without classification as the foundation of their information protection strategy, it’s impossible for organizations to know what to protect.

Fortunately, implementing a classification policy is actually quite simple. Based on our experience in helping hundreds of organizations, here are our five recommended steps for implementing a classification policy: … Read more →