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Data Classification

Offering data classification assessments, consulting and advisory services and solutions for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors.

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Data Classification Assessments for DoD Contractors

Arlington offers DoD contractors data classification assessments and programs for helping organizations correctly identify, map, and label all of their data with appropriate classifications.

DoD contractors often have large amounts of various types of data resident within their information systems. One of the many challenges facing organizations is determining the various data types – and ultimately – the corresponding data classification levels for such data.

Security breaches are occurring at an alarming rate as society continues to rapidly move toward a more digitized, electronic way of life. Being complacent about data for which an organization is storing, processing, or transmitting can be extremely damaging from many levels. Getting it right means having the correct levels of data classification in place, strict policies and procedures for assigning, working with, and sharing data, while always ensuring its confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA).. Additional services for data privacy include Data Governance, PIA AssessmentsCUI Program Development, Data Mapping, along with building customized Data Privacy Programs.

Data Classification Steps from Start to Finish

Arlington’s data classification services for DoD contractors that includes the following steps:

  • Defining goals and understand benefits.

  • Analyzing current classification categories.

  • Assessing different types of data groups and data sets.

  • Deriving a practical roadmap.

  • Empowering stakeholders.

  • Developing and planning the data classification program.

  • Implementing the data classification program.

  • Continuously monitor the data classification program.

In summary, a well-developed data and information classification program must be measurable and scalable for an organization, working in a way that fits the needs of all users who have a credible relationship or nexus to the applicable information. With Arlington’s data classification programs, the end deliverable will be just that.

Achieve your Data Classification Goals & Benefits with Arlington

When performed correctly, a quality data classification assessment will deliver a data classification program capable of achieving the following:

  • Clear, consistent, and uniform set of data classification practices and initiatives.

  • Data classification categories for helping an organization become more agile and scalable.

  • Improved confidence throughout an organization for all data practices.

  • Greater alignment with today’s growing information security, cybersecurity, data privacy, and other regulatory compliance mandates.

In summary, good data and information classification practices not only include well-defined levels, but also a comprehensive listing of the specific types of data for each of the respective levels, types of personnel who can access the data (i.e., specific job title and/or function), physical and logical measures in place for protecting it, and who, if any, can the data itself be shared with outside of the organization.

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Why Arlington for Data Classification for DoD Contractors?

  • Trusted and well-known all throughout the DoD industry.

  • Years of experience developing customized data classification programs.

  • Proven and efficient methodologies, all at fixed-fee pricing.

  • DoD

    Data Privacy Programs.

Why Arlington?

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