Data Discovery & ClassificationBy Ericka Chickowski | Posted 2010-01-12 Email Print
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Customers are floundering with PCI compliance mandates, but that's where the channel can step in. Savvy solution providers can cut through the complexity to help prioritize projects for customers and make money by focusing on the following seven areas.
Data Discovery and Classification
It is pretty darned difficult to protect all of your customers' sensitive credit card data if they don't even know where it's all stored. The statistics bear this out. According to the landmark Verizon Business RISK Data Breach Report released last year, 66 percent of all the breaches Verizon analyzed exposed data that the organizations didn't even know was on their systems.
Discovery and classification are used by many self-aware organizations as the foundation to both a solid PCI and overall security program. Less well-used than other techniques and tools, discovery and classification still has room for growth. Currently these tools are used by nearly half of the most mature PCI-compliant organizations. But they are only utilized by a miniscule 14 percent of laggards.