NIST Privacy Framework : Our Essential Data Protection Guide



Spirion’s founders, Todd Feinman and David Goldman, understood that sensitive data is the digital representation of real people. They started Spirion with an audacious goal to “Eliminate data breaches and the pain associated with them.” With this guiding principle, they started Spirion with a singular mission: to find and protect what matters most, the sensitive personal and private data of an organization’s customers, colleagues, partners, and communities.


The exponential growth of data brings enormous opportunity to organizations, but it also brings increased exposure to security, privacy, and compliance risks.

The personal and sensitive data that fuels an organization’s growth can also be exploited by cybercriminals as part of a data beach.

Cyberattacks are becoming more frequent, complex, and costly. The average cost of a data breach in the U.S. is a staggering $9.44 million — soaring to $49 million per incident when one to ten million records of data were exfiltrated.

An onslaught of headlines around data breaches and organizational misuse of data have awakened consumer concern about how their private data is used. Companies that fail to adequately protect personal data face damage to both their reputation and brand.

As well, companies today face a myriad of data privacy regulatory mandates to improve how they manage personal information (PI), including Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); state laws like the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA); and industry-specific regulations, such as CMMC, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, and many others.

As the regulatory landscape continues to evolve and expand and new cyber threats continually emerge, a one-off, initiative- based approach can no longer scale.


Spirion addresses these challenges with our sensitive data governance framework — a comprehensive foundation for data security and privacy programs. Data discovery, classification, understanding, and control form the foundational capabilities of data governance.


Organizations must be able to find any data type, anywhere it may reside. This is what Spirion calls “Privacy Grade™” Discovery.

Powered by sophisticated data science, Spirion’s AnyFind™ algorithms have been trained on billions of sensitive data records with benchmarked accuracy of 98.5%. accuracy Spirion’s automated data discovery tools enable you to search everywhere, including within Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux; across structured or unstructured data; and on-prem, cloud, and endpoint-based storage, applications, systems, and websites.


To understand sensitive data, an organization must be able to identify and quantify its relative value, how it is used, where it resides and how it moves. Automated context-rich classification is the only way to effectively delineate data value and purpose.


In order to limit exposure to the risks associated with data, an organization must understand its value, volume and overall vulnerability (SDV3™). Accurate and comprehensive Data Discovery and Automated Classification allow an organization to manage their sensitive data and determine the most effective ways to address the risk associated with it.


Once an organization’s data is properly understood, they can then apply the appropriate protections, cures, and necessary controls to protect what is sensitive. Spirion’s playbook orchestration automates policies associated with controlling sensitive data.


In order to comply with data privacy regulations, an organization must be able to demonstrate that they have control over the sensitive data they collect, use and store.


GOVERNANCE SUITE — Combine all Spirion products to build a proactive privacy and security posture.

SENSITIVE DATA PLATFORM — SaaS based discovery, classification and remediation

SENSITIVE DATA FINDER — Automated DSAR fulfillment

SENSITIVE DATA WATCHER — Monitor and identify threats

Todd Feinman Spirion Founder

“The real victims of enterprise data breaches are always the people. That was the genesis of Spirion; to protect people from identity theft by enabling companies to find and protect sensitive data. Since day one, we have made our focus to be the most reliable, accurate, and scalable data discovery and automated persistent classification solution on the market. We invite you to join us in eliminating the risk of fraud caused by successful cyberattacks”

Todd Feinman, Spirion Co-Founder