TITUS continues to prove itself as the leader in data classification and governance solutions with the release of the very first product on the market that has the ability to provide data classification capabilities to Microsoft Outlook Web App (OWA) 2013. The latest release of TITUS Message Classification for Microsoft OWA includes patent-pending technology that will ensure our customers, including the Government of Canada, have the most up-to-date and complete classification solution available.
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This week, TITUS released an infographic that contains some sobering figures about the true cost of a data security breach. While lost data can mean lost intellectual property (which is hard to place an accurate value on), it most certainly would include fines, expensive customer communications, lawsuits, and an evaluation of technology and/or policy. All totaled, the Ponemon Institute’s 2014 Cost of a Data Breach Study pegs the cost of a lost record in the US at $195 per record – up from $188 in 2013.
Its great having access to corporate email while my mobile device is offline. If I’m on a plane, or if network access doesn’t work in a particular area, I can still read and reply to my email. But offline access, which is provided via a local database of downloaded email on my phone, can have its risks. If my phone is lost or stolen, all of my email history (whatever period downloaded , Apple Mail defaults to one month) is exposed via this local email.
To reduce this risk, many MDMs offer the ability to wipe lost or stolen mobile phones. But due to slow reporting, the phone may not be wiped for 24-48 hours after the phone is lost. This is the risky period during which the thief can scan the phone for sensitive information. (more…)
ActiveSync is a mobile data synchronization app developed by Microsoft, originally released in 1996. It synchronizes data with handheld devices and desktop computers. Some customers I’ve talked to are not comfortable giving their employees access to corporate resources via ActiveSync, but they do it because they have little or no choice. In fact, some customers have told me that their organization hasn’t yet approved ActiveSync. Mail is the #1 most requested mobile app, and most native iOS mail apps meant for corporate environments connect to Microsoft Exchange using ActiveSync. So some organizations are in a bind. They want to provide their mobile users with access to mail, but they are hesitant to use ActiveSync.
An emerging protocol used to connect to Microsoft Exchange is Exchange Web Services (EWS). Exchange Web Services provides the functionality to enable client applications to communicate with the Exchange server. (more…)
More and more employees are accessing their corporate email and documents from mobile devices – with or without corporate approval. In some cases these devices are company owned, while in other cases the devices might belong to the employee (BYOD). This puts sensitive corporate information increasingly at risk. If an employee loses their phone, or the phone is stolen, there is a high likelihood that some sensitive information may be exposed.
The recent study by Symantec called the Smartphone Honey Stick Project showed that, on average, eight out of 10 finders of lost mobile phones tried to access corporate information, including files clearly marked as “HR Salaries,” “HR Cases”, and other types of corporate information.
Now what happens if one of your employees travels to another part of the world and loses their smartphone? (more…)
A few years back my wife and I spent a great deal of time and effort writing a business plan. We researched the market place, analyzed the threat from local competitors and built the financial and resourcing plans that would ensure our success. When we were done, we shared the plan with our potential investors (friends and family).
Happily, when we shared our plan it received an enthusiastic response. Unhappily, it was so well received that one of our friends thought to share our business plan with some of his work colleagues.
TITUS Classification solutions provide compliance support for new UK government marking requirementsFriday, March 15th, 2013
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.
They were one of our first customers. Their requirements are one of the reasons that TITUS began developing email classification security software. From our relationship with them, a better classification product was born.