Archive for ‘Classification’

“Keep This Between Us” and Other Classifications

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The recent data breach at Equifax was apparently the result of a failure to apply a software patch that was made available several months ago. I’m not writing this blog to continue piling on the situation and bash the information security team while they’re down. What I do want to focus on is the need for immediate action. In the world of data security, five months is an eternity.

What we believe here at TITUS (along with many others in the industry) is that most breaches can be avoided if we change how users – you, me, and all our colleagues – think about data. We need to adjust the user’s mindset and bring the thought of security into the daily routine.


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CUI Compliance – What You Need To Know (Part 2)

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Established by Executive Order 13556, the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) program defines a uniform policy for the treatment of unclassified information that requires safeguarding or dissemination controls. As of December 31, 2017, all federal contracts will require contractors to comply with the Federal CUI Rule (32 CFR Part 2002) that governs the treatment of CUI.

In the second installment of this two-part blog series, Patricia Hammar, founder of PKH Enterprises and a recognized expert in the areas of government policy and privacy, answers some additional questions on Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) compliance.

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CUI Compliance – What You Need To Know

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Established by Executive Order 13556, the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) program defines a uniform policy for the treatment of unclassified information that requires safeguarding or dissemination controls. This framework standardizes practices around the sharing of controlled unclassified information, with the goal of improving the sharing of information across Federal executive branch agencies.

In this two-part blog series, Patricia Hammar, founder of PKH Enterprises and a recognized expert in the areas of government policy and privacy, answers some key questions on CUI compliance.

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TITUS Brings Message of Importance of a Strong Information Security Culture to Key International Events this Fall

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Summer is not over…summer is not over… Ugh, fine – summer is over… And without missing a beat, the TITUS team is out on the road for what is going to be an incredibly busy fall – jam packed with events, roadshows and speaking engagements.  We will be attending and speaking at a number of key security events worldwide in the coming months – highlighting the importance of creating and maintaining a culture of security for effective information protection.


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TITUS and Palo Alto Networks

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

We at TITUS are excited about our new partnership with Palo Alto Networks and the value we will bring to organizations together.  Recognized as a leader in the Next-Generation Firewall market, Palo Alto Networks and TITUS integrate to enable secure sharing of sensitive information throughout the enterprise. Once a document has been classified by TITUS, Palo Alto Networks firewall can leverage our classification metadata to prevent data loss across email, the data center, and on insecure systems/managed devices.

For more information about the integration, visit the integration page on our website, and read our joint solution brief that further describes the integration value.

 

 

 

Turn Your Users Around

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

It’s been a long time coming, but the mandatory breach notification laws will be in force in Australia next February (Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017). Having seen similar regulations in effect in North America, and with the knowledge that they’re also coming to Europe next year in the form of the EU GDPR, it is impossible for any business to ignore the issue of data security. Organizational change is necessary across the globe.

I was recently in Australia, and the new legislation was a very hot topic in meetings with both existing partners and new customers, bringing up a multitude of questions. From a general perspective, it’s fantastic that more and more organizations are wising up to security (and there are countless surveys to back this up), but from our experience, most seem to be struggling with the myriad of different ways to protect their data and the persistent threat of breaches.


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TITUS to Provide Solutions to NATO Agencies around the World

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

TITUS and the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) recently signed a joint Master Service Agreement (MSA) that enables TITUS to supply our solutions to NCI Agency, NATO Member Nations and other NATO entities.

Cybersecurity is a major area of concern for NATO, and is considered the fourth domain of operations after air, land and water. NATO and its member agencies know that they need to be prepared to defend networks and operations against the increasingly sophisticated cyber threats and attacks.


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Building Trust

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

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At a recent internal event, two of our large enterprise customers spoke to the entire TITUS team about the value of our products within their organization. What hit me most was how often they used the term ‘Trusted Partner’.

TITUS is grounded in the belief that building a trusted partner relationship with our customers is just as important as the products that we support. This begins by highlighting the experience and knowledge we possess which will make their data classification journey a success. However, just saying it is not enough. The TITUS Deployment Methodology, which our customers can reference from their initial deployment through future evolution and expansions, gives customers direct access to our vast experience and knowledge.

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Protecting Information in a Multi-Cloud World

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

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Around our office there is a lot of talk about “hybrid Cloud” as we help our customers create strategies to safely migrate from on-premise to cloud storage and applications. A hybrid cloud strategy provides both flexibility and peace of mind, enabling organizations to ease into utilizing the Cloud at their pace. The actual challenge however is not finding the right balance between on-premise and the Cloud, but coping with the multitude of cloud options.

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AAAAAAHHHHH…NOT REPLY ALL!!!?

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

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We often talk to our customers and prospective customers about the various benefits of using classification, such as stopping the malicious insider, ensuring your sensitive information is secure, keeping internal information from inadvertently leaking, and many more.

But, what about the basics? What about the dreaded ‘reply all’?

Generally, we think about ‘reply all’ incidents as a source of embarrassment and potentially an information leak. But not every ‘reply all’ scenario impacts your reputation. I’m talking about the scenario of hitting reply all…and there are 840,000 colleagues on the distribution list. Uh oh…

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