Data Categorization DEFINITION: The categorization of stored data for its most effective and efficient use. Data can be classified according to its critical value or how often it needs to be accessed, with the most critical or often-used data stored on the fastest media while other data can be stored on slower (and less expensive) media.
Most data security spending today goes to protecting devices and infrastructure, while little goes to protecting the stored data itself. In this white paper ESG analysts discuss the particulars of information security and data erasure.
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