18 DATA SCIENTISTS & SECURITY PROS REVEAL THE MOST COMMON PITFALLS TO DATA DISCOVERY AND CLASSIFICATION
A data classification process makes it easier to locate and retrieve data, and it’s an important process for any data security program, as well as for risk management and compliance. By leveraging tools that can automatically locate and identify your sensitive data, companies can gain a deeper understanding of what data they possess, where it exists within the organization, and how sensitive it is, allowing them to apply the appropriate level of security to protect the company’s most sensitive information.
Despite its importance, many companies struggle with the data discovery and classification process. To gain some insight into the most common pitfalls companies face when it comes to discovering and properly classifying data, we reached out to a panel of data scientists and security leaders and asked them to answer this question: