Classifying data was once largely the domain of government and defense sector organizations that handled sensitive intelligence, manufacturing information and other highly sensitive information.
But in this era of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, among other regulations, more organizations are pursuing classification to enable them to know not only what to protect, but in the event of a breach or other data exposure, to know what might have gone missing and when, says Digital Guardian's Tony Themelis.
In a video interview at the recent Infosecurity Europe conference in London, Themelis discusses:
- Contextual classification, as well as user and contextual classification;
- After file classification: What next?
- Battling false positives;
- The impact of regulations such as GDPR.
Themelis has been at Digital Guardian for 10 years and held roles in presales, technical account management and is now vice president of product management. He is responsible for endpoint agents covering the Windows, macOS and Linux platforms. Prior to Digital Guardian, he worked as a consultant at Deloitte & Touche.