TITUS Classification solutions provide compliance support for new UK government marking requirements

Organizations throughout the world have the need to comply with various regulations in order to ensure that their most sensitive information is protected. In Australia, for example, Australian government departments use TITUS classification solutions to meet the requirements of the Email Protective Marking Standard (EPMS). For a number of years, TITUS has also been assisting our UK government customers by helping them to comply with the Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS).

In the UK, government agencies and public sector organizations need to comply with Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) Security Policy Framework to protect their most important assets. In order to comply with this requirement, departments and agencies must adopt policies in accordance with the Government Protective Marking System, which is designed to help staff determine and indicate to others the levels of protection required to help prevent the compromise of information via protective markings to emails and documents.

The UK’s Government Protective Marking Scheme is being updated this year, but our UK Government customers can rest assured that TITUS Classification solutions will continue to support requirements to comply with the latest version of the GPMS.

The new GPMS scheme has been simplified with a new HMG Security Policy for Classifications that involves only three levels of classification, these being OFFICIAL, SECRET and TOP SECRET.  TITUS Message Classification provides support for this new GPMS scheme. TITUS Classification tools will apply the required protective markings to email and documents.

TITUS can help make the transition to the updated GPMS scheme seamless by providing:

  • Full “out-of-the-box” support in TITUS Message Classification and TITUS Classification for Microsoft Office for the new standard
  • Support for mapping of old markings to the new set of markings
  • Special Help features that assist users to understand when to use the new OFFICIAL marking and how it relates to the older markings.
  • Recommended product configurations to ensure compliance

Our solutions have been deployed to numerous UK Councils, and to more than 20 police forces throughout the United Kingdom, giving TITUS a great deal of experience in helping organizations comply with the GPMS standard. Organizations such as Fife Constabulary have utilized TITUS classification solutions to help them to comply with the scheme.  As the requirements are updated, we will continue to work closely with our customers, and support both new and older version of GPMS in order to ensure that organizations are fully able to comply with this standard both now and in the future.

Visit our website for more information on complying with Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). If you have a question about our support for the new and old standards, contact us directly at info@titus.com.

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