Using our base methodology, we perform the following data discovery activities:

 

  • Identification – identify all relevant data in the organization and accompanying metadata, including applications, location, owner(s), purpose, retention, and storage medium

  • Validation – confirm relevancy of data

  • Classification – classify all data based on HIPAA, SOX, and other regulatory requirements

  • Compilation – establish repository for metadata

  • Recommendations – for information and risk management, reclassification, retention, and storage medium