Data classification is a fundamental component of any information security (IS) program and should be considered a top priority for any organization processing or using sensitive data that they are required to safeguard to meet compliance and contractual requirements.
There are several other approaches that organizations may take to achieve success and a program that actually “sticks.” One of the critical steps is effective communication and training on IG for the entire workforce.
A steward is a person appointed to supervise or keep order. Data stewardship helps promote a robust and sound data governance program that will facilitate good information governance practices.
The valuable knowledge HIM professionals possess—of documenting, indexing, classifying, and retrieval of information—is as relevant as ever.
With highly sensitive patient data to protect, and more vectors through which to access that data than ever before, the shortage of cybersecurity professionals should be of utmost concern to healthcare organizations.
It all starts with this question: Where do you see yourself five or 10 years from today?