Archive for ‘Classification’

The TITUS Experience

Friday, August 26th, 2016

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During a recent TITUS event, I had the opportunity to listen to a conversation between a deployed customer and another still in the planning phase that highlighted the classification challenges many organizations are facing. The questions being asked of the deployed customer weren’t technical ones, but focused on business transformation, such as:

  • How did you train your users on the meaning of the classification levels?
  • Would you recommend a full-fledged, single phase implementation or break it into several smaller phases?
  • How much did you choose to involve the workers in the application of classification at first?

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Preparing for EU GDPR

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

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On 28th May 2018, the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force with harsh fines and onerous implications. The primary goal of GDPR is to harmonize the protection of personal data across all EU member states. It will have an impact in the EU and around the world, affecting any organization that handles the personal data of EU residents. Don’t let that seemingly distant date delay you from starting to prepare.

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The Illusion of “Basic” Classification

Friday, August 12th, 2016

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TITUS account executives encounter many organizations – large and small – who believe “basic” classification is enough. They believe that, because they are just beginning with classification, they don’t need a solution as powerful as TITUS and that they can get by with a simple marking tool akin to a digital rubber stamp. Once we probe deeper into these organization’s unique requirements, workflow, and environment we find that “basic” classification is in fact an illusion.

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

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

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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. (more…)

 

 

What is Your Data Exposure Risk?

Wednesday, 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

Tuesday, 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?

Thursday, 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. (more…)

 

 

Five Key Considerations When Starting Your Data Classification Project

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

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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.

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