How to Build a Cybersecurity Plan: Data Classification
Common data classifications include:
Highly Confidential. Information that is intended for use within your company and unauthorized disclosure could seriously impact your company's business partners, vendors and customers in the short and long term. It includes Personally Identifiable Information (PII), customer information and personal health information.
Sensitive. Information you would consider to be private such as employee personal evaluations, internal audit reports, various financial reports, product designs, partnership agreements, marketing plans and email marketing lists.
Internal Use Only. This classification applies to sensitive information that is generally accessible by a wide audience and is intended for use only within our company. This includes information supplied to you for new business pitches and information gathered about your competition and current clients.