Leadership Brief

The Information Protection Life Cycle and Framework: Secure

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 fourth 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 describe 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 that can be applied to secure information. In this article, we discuss the second set of controls in the Active Use Life phase called Secure. As you might imagine, securing information assets involves many potential actions.

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