Being born in the 90’s I am “classified” as a millennial, part of “Generation Y” and fully immersed in the world of technology. The majority of people born after 1990 have grown up with computers and the internet. Most of our online experiences started with the reward of being able to play Neopets or Pokémon on our parents’ work computers, and have evolved into devoting hours every day to YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. I am well versed in the art of quickly replying to a text while browsing through multiple websites and watching TV. That being said, sometimes my multitasking leads to mistakes; there have been a fair number of times when I have accidentally sent the wrong information to the wrong people.
Just a few months ago, I found myself in a bit of an awkward situation when I was quickly responding to a few text messages. I sent my friend (who had just given away her pet due to allergies) a text that said “That’s so fun!” My text was intended for my cousin, who I was messaging at the same time. Needless to say, my friend was not impressed with my mistake.
Now this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the classic, “Oops, that wasn’t meant for you” situation, and I am lucky that my mistake was not catastrophic. Some people are not as lucky. Most, if not all, enterprises have data and information that is private to the company, and should not be seen by anyone else. Due to the fast paced work environment we all face, it’s easy to see how an e-mail containing sensitive and classified information can get into the wrong hands.
Through my internship at TITUS I have learned the importance of being aware of the sensitivity of content I am sharing, and who I am sharing it with. My experience with TITUS classification software has been very positive and a great learning experience. Along with being an easy-to-use software (I didn’t get much training, and really didn’t need any), TITUS has taught me to take time to review my information before sharing it with others. I make sure to check who is on the receiving end of my “Reply All” emails. Best of all, it’s nice to know that the TITUS software has my back in case I make a mistake.
My generation is beginning to enter the work force. With our brains trained to multitask at one hundred miles a minute, I foresee many accidental slip ups. I believe that TITUS will be very useful in ensuring data security and hope that wherever I end of working, I will end up using this software and having the reassurance that it is protecting me from myself.
TITUS software has trained me to take the time to understand the sensitivity of the information I am dealing with, and who I am passing it along to. My parents told me, “Always look both ways before you cross the street”. TITUS kind of did the same.