TITUS at RSA in Singapore – Expanding our Presence in the APAC Region

July 20th, 2016


This week, the TITUS team is heading to Singapore where we are excited to be exhibiting at RSA Asia Pacific & Japan 2016. Look for TITUS at booth E24.

TITUS has a great history in this region, as the Australian Federal Government was the very first TITUS customer over a decade ago – quite the achievement for our Canadian-based company.  Over the past 10 years, we have continued to grow and expand our customer base in this region. And we are pleased to now have a dedicated team based in-market who will support our customers and continue to help accelerate our growth. Read the rest of this entry »


What is Your Data Exposure Risk?

July 13th, 2016

What would happen within your organization if it was faced with the unenviable process of e-discovery? Calm, quick assembly of relevant information, or pure chaos?  My guess is that it would lean heavily towards the latter; in fact, many companies are opting to settle out of court rather than deal with the resourcing and financial hardships which come from the process of e-discovery.

Why? Because companies are sitting on huge piles of data; sure, much of it is relevant business information, but I’d wager that a large percentage is ROT (redundant, outdated, and trivial). This type of data comes from the many versions of files created but never deleted, documents from employees who have long since left the company and are no longer useful, and the myriad of files which were once useful but have long since passed their shelf life (marketing campaigns from 6 years ago, anyone?).

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5 Email Policies to Save the Saints

July 5th, 2016

I think that I communicate with my colleagues almost as much via email as through verbal communications – even those I share an office with. In fact, probably about a third of the verbal communications are social interaction rather than direct business discussion. In email, however, most of the communication with my colleagues contains business information, sometimes including large attachments containing sensitive strategic plans. And unlike a verbal conversation which is lost to the ether, email endures. So, while talking about business plans outside the office where someone might overhear has some risk to the company, sending an email to the wrong recipient can be significantly more damaging. Yet, organizations are still not protecting themselves from these accidental breaches.

As a case in point I offer you this example from the National Football League (NFL). It is reported that on July 1st, the New Orleans Saints intended to send an email to the NFL head office regarding their plans to pick up a player who was just put on waivers (released) by the Cleveland Browns. The email, however, was accidentally addressed to the entire league. In other words, they broadcast their plan to all of their competition.

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Will Migrating to Android Limit Access to RMS Protected Documents?

June 16th, 2016

I recently decided to switch from my iPhone to an Android device (LG G4). It wasn’t system functionality that made me switch to Android, but the price (and the ability to swap batteries). However, I now have to face the fact that I have lost some of the functionality I was used to, and some of the apps I used daily. For organizations that have a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy like TITUS does, it is important that your business apps support key functionality across platforms.

I often collaborate with colleagues using a Box folder to share files. With TITUS Classification for Mobile, I am still able to access the Box folder from my Android mobile as I had on iOS. Read the rest of this entry »


Five Key Considerations When Starting Your Data Classification Project

June 15th, 2016


In the few short years I have been with TITUS, I have experienced a transition from having to educate organizations about “why classification is important” to explaining how TITUS will make their classification initiative a success. With the rapid growth in the classification market comes some fun dynamics such as new competition, new partnership opportunities and even new ways of looking at the definition of what data classification means.

Data classification was recently added on two different Gartner hype cycles: Information Governance, and Data Security. This suggests there are many ways that vendors position data classification solutions, which can create confusion for those looking to classify their data. Knowing your data is foundational to both information governance and data security; the challenge is knowing if the classification solution you are considering meets both your immediate and future requirements.

Five Key Considerations When Choosing a Classification Solution
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Lloyds Banking Group Presenting with TITUS at Infosecurity Europe 2016

June 6th, 2016


We’re looking forward to more fun and excitement this week at Infosecurity Europe. TITUS will be presenting, partnering, exhibiting (Stand S50), and generally keeping ourselves as busy as possible! Partners, customers and attendees will have plenty of opportunities to meet with TITUS and learn how our data discovery and classification solutions can help you protect your most sensitive information.

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Securing Office 365 and the Modern Add-in

May 25th, 2016


Over the past several months, I have spoken with many prospects and partners about Office 365. What I have discovered is that there are as many ideas about what Microsoft Office 365 is as there are people I’ve spoken to. I’ve heard “Office 365” defined as:

  • The desktop product(s) I use today – I pay for it via yearly subscription
  • OneDrive
  • The combination of SharePoint Online and OneDrive
  • Microsoft Office Online apps (Outlook Web Access (OWA), Outlook Online, Office Online)

You’ll see in there a mix of desktop and cloud-deployed products, and the reality is that in the short term you’ll most likely find yourself in a hybrid mode, rather than firmly planted in one or the other. The purpose of this discussion is the modern add-in, though, which only applies to Microsoft Office Online apps.
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My “Man Drawer” and Me

May 19th, 2016


We all have one… that place in the house or garage that becomes the container of last refuge (or even refuse) for those items we should file in the right place but we haven’t quite gotten around to doing that yet. It could contain an old credit card, some bits of string, important mementoes or other innumerable items that you just don’t know what to do with but somehow can’t throw away. For me, it’s my ‘Man Drawer’—my little haven in the kitchen that much to my wife’s annoyance I don’t allow her to touch, let alone clean-up! I’m not quite sure what’s in it, what’s valuable, what I really should throw away or what I should put in a safer location. It just sits there as the place I stuff things into, and the first place I look when I can’t find something I need.

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