The concept of classified and declassified data when it pertains to security is understandable, but there is a broader type of data classification for businesses which factors into the success of a data analytics pipeline. Tech Target brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Data analytics pipeline best practices: Data classification.”
There is a hierarchy of data classification levels, depending on sensitivity, that determines who can access what. Some classifications are required by law, for instance when dealing with employee personal information.
Data classification is a method for defining and categorizing files and other critical business information. It’s mainly used in large organizations to build security systems that follow strict compliance guidelines but can also be used in small environments. The most important use of data classification is both to understand the sensitivity of stored information and to build the right cybersecurity tools, access controls, and monitoring around it.
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