Leadership Brief

The Information Protection Life Cycle and Framework: Acquire and Assess

The modern economy is driven by information. Digital Transformation is made possible by information. But most forms of information must be protected to create and maintain value. The Information Protection Life Cycle and Framework provides concepts to organize the discovery, protection, and disposition of information objects. This article is the second in the series introducing the Information Protection Life Cycle and Framework.

John Tolbert

jt@kuppingercole.com

1 Executive Summary

The Information Protection Life Cycle (IPLC) and Framework describes the phases, methods, and controls associated with the protection of information. The IPLC documents three stages in the life of information and multiple categories of controls which can be applied to secure information. The first stage is Acquisition, in which information is created or acquired. The Acquisition phase is an ideal time to analyze and classify information objects.

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