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SB060 Correctly categorises information

Many organisations categorise information and documents according to their level of sensitivity. (i.e. Top Secret, Confidential, Official etc). Every organisation uses a different categorisation system however, correctly categorising information helps others understand its importance. As well preventing unauthorised access, it allows appropriate security measures (like encryption and access controls) to be enabled.

Why is it important?

Correctly categorising and encrypting sensitive documents protects against unauthorised access. This helps prevent data breaches and disclosures.

It also helps protect documents if they are lost or stolen. Only those with decryption keys or passwords will be able to open them.

Priority Tier

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Tier 1

Risk Mitigated

Data Leak

Data Leak

A data leak is when data is accidentally or intentionally disclosed to unauthorised people.

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