Sensitive Files in International Deals

International deals that contain sensitive data are a growing issue for corporate executives. These files are typically classified as highly sensitive and are considered to be the crown jewels for a business. They can pose a serious risk of falling into the wrong hands. Cybercriminals are able to target any sensitive data that includes monetary information, personal data or trade secrets.

The misuse, loss, or unauthorised access to sensitive information could adversely affect national security, the effectiveness of federal programs or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under the Privacy Act. Check out controlled unclassified data (CUI).

Moderate sensitivity information comprises information that there is a legal obligation to guard but the leakage of this information would only cause minor harm to the individuals and organizations that are affected. Examples include building plans information such as individual donor records, intellectual property information, IT service information, visas and other travel documents, and security information.

A business that is globally-based has to determine whether its data falls into the PHI under HIPAA or GDPR and ensure it’s securely stored and transferred.