Definition: is proprietary or confidential company-related information which needs to be protected from any unauthorized changes, corruption, misuse or unsanctioned disclosure to prevent seriously damaging the reputation or financial state of the company it’s related to. Sensitive information is only available to a selected number of individuals within a company (usually the top management) and is given to other employees in pieces on a need-to-know basis. Alternatively, such information can be called a “sensitive asset.”
In a Sentence:
There was a sensitive information leakage in Ornate LC. Hackers have stolen all the SSNs and bank credentials of the employees and are now trying to extort money from them.
Due to the corruption of most our firm’s sensitive information, we’ve lost all the data related to our clients. Contacting all of them to recreate our customer database will be incredibly embarrassing.
Synonyms and related words: sensitive data, sensitive asset, information security, information system