Archive for ‘Microsoft Office Security’

Introducing Classification for Mac, offering the broadest Outlook coverage on the market

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016


TITUS is excited to announce the addition of Outlook for Mac to our Classification for Outlook offering!

Email is everywhere.  It’s across various platforms and devices, even within a single organization.  While the majority of users may still be on Windows based computers, more and more are beginning to choose Macs.

According to Aberdeen Research, 20% of organizations have enterprise email installations that include both Windows and Mac. In isolation, this number may not seem particularly large, but often these Mac deployments are on desktops where the most sensitive information resides – primarily executive offices, as well as designers and developers.

If your efforts to secure the information transmitted via email is limited only to certain members of your organization, you are risking breaches of either your own intellectual property (IP), or of PII, PCI or PHI.  You don’t want to spill your secret sauce, or face the possibility of loss of consumer trust, market share, or substantial fines.



The Evolution of Classification

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Last week, the lead whitepaper in TechTarget’s Daily Top 5 was titled, How to Tackle Information Classification – published by the Jericho Forum. Naturally, I was interested to see what it had to say and eagerly downloaded it only to find that it was originally published in January 2009 – almost 5 years ago. Despite its age, the whitepaper is a solid introduction to information classification, the benefits and the challenges. In particular, it provides confirmation that classification is the lynchpin to successful security in a “de-perimeterised environment.” But there were a few areas where it was a bit, shall we say, “stale.” The Jericho Forum whitepaper identified some problems which, in the years since it was published, have been successfully addressed.

Let’s look at the three main problems areas that the Jericho Forum whitepaper identified: (more…)



TITUS Classification Solutions Now Support Microsoft Office 2013

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 has been available to corporate customers for about 4 months, and it was released to the public in February of this year.  Office 2013 is available via its traditional packaging, and is now also available via the Office 365 subscriptions.   The Office 365 subscription allows customers to stream the Office 2013 install to their desktop.  In either case there are a number of major changes to Office in this release. 

Some of the changes in Office 2013 may involve a change in the user’s workflow.  For instance, in Outlook 2013 Microsoft has streamlined the process of shooting off a quick reply in Outlook 2013. Instead of clicking Reply to open up a new email, you can simply start typing and reply inline on the message itself.




Leveraging enterprise directories for real-time validation of email recipients

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

We’ve all heard about the recent examples of emails being sent to the wrong recipients. Everything from the UBS GM IPO example, to things we’ve experiences ourselves. Whoops….. I wish I could get that email back. While the email sender typically has an idea of the sensitivity of their message, they often have less immediate visibility into the “clearance levels” and “need-to-know” of their intended recipients.

This blog looks at two areas of email “Recipient Validation”. These features can be very valuable in helping companies avoid inadvertent data leakage.




Outlook 2010 Security Changes You Should Know About

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

While many of the features in Outlook 2010 are not security related, we’ll discuss an important new enhancement in the area of Information Rights Management (IRM) used to control how messages may be shared, as well as the removal of the Message Security feature.




Office 2010 Document Security Changes for Users

Friday, October 1st, 2010

As a user of Microsoft Office, you should take note of a couple of important new security features in Office 2010. The concept of Trusted Documents now drives the Message Bar prompt you when you open any document that has the potential to cause damage to your computer or files. In this article, I’ll explain a couple of common scenarios where the concept of document trust in Office 2010 makes the user experience easier, while maintaining the security and integrity of your computer.

Macro and Active Control Prompts From the Message Bar

While you may be familiar with the Message Bar from Office 2007, its behavior has changed in a subtle way, for the better as far as usability goes, while still protecting you from potentially risky content.