RSA 2015 started off with a bang last evening for TITUS. Great crowds at the TITUS booth (1215), and lots of people interested in learning more about our information classifications solutions. Today will be an even bigger day for TITUS at RSA as we officially launch TITUS Classification Suite 4, a significant new release of our flagship data identification and information protection suite. (more…)
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Mobile devices make it easy to access information from almost anywhere and to share it with just about everyone on earth. However, by their nature as small and highly portable, mobile devices are also more easily lost or stolen—and with them—the data they contain. For businesses, governments, militaries and other organizations that create and deal with sensitive information, mobile devices pose a huge security risk. While there are many solutions designed to protect data on mobile devices, what if you could delete sensitive data from the device before it is put at risk?
For financial services organizations, protecting their customers’ sensitive information is a top priority. When sensitive financial information is breached, fines, lawsuits, and embarrassing headlines are just a few of the many consequences that can occur. (more…)
We were pleased to learn last week that TITUS has been named to the Cybersecurity Ventures first annual list of top 500 Hot Cybersecurity Companies it Watch in 2015. TITUS was ranked 167 on the list, placing it firmly in the top half of list of cybersecurity companies to watch in the coming year.
According to the press release from Cybersecurity Ventures, they “selected thousands of potential companies for inclusion in the Cybersecurity 500 by soliciting feedback from CISOs and end-user security practitioners, researching hundreds of cybersecurity events, and researching dozens of cybersecurity news sources”.
Their selection criteria included a number of factors including security problems solved by the company/software; customer base; feedback from CISOs and decision makers; feedback from IT security evaluators and recommenders; company growth; media coverage; and more.
Remarked TITUS Co-Founder and CEO Tim Upton, “We are pleased to be among such an impressive group of international security companies as the ones included on this list. For over a decade, TITUS has been developing information security solutions that are being used in some of the largest and most reputable enterprises around the world. Our customers know the importance of accurately identifying and classifying their information in order to effectively protect it, and we are seeing significant growth as more and more organizations realize the importance of information identification and classification as a way to increase the effectiveness of their existing security infrastructure.”
Last week, 451 Research analyst Daniel Kennedy released a report which revealed that corporate data protection is the top mobile concern for security managers. How much of a concern? Forty-two percent (42%) of the security managers they spoke to cited data security as the top priority. The next highest concern was user-owned devices (BYOD) at 11%. While I am not surprise that data security is the top concern and BYOD is second, I must confess that I find the huge delta between the two concerns surprising. With BYOD such a distant second, it is apparent that security managers do not feel that company data, such as PII, PHI, PCI and intellectual property (IP), is safe even on corporate-owned devices.
So why is this? (more…)
Recently, CIO Online ran an article by Thor Olavsrud entitled, ‘5 Information Security Trends That Will Dominate 2015’. The trends ranged from the growing prevalence of cybercriminals, to the increasing regulation around the collection, storage and use of information, to the continuation of BYOD trends in the workplace and the need for organizations to develop strong policies around this. (more…)
Having just returned from an RMS User Group meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany, where multiple Microsoft partners and customers were in attendance, writing about classification capabilities combined with RMS is a no-brainer.
Without question, one of the most important trends in IT during the past few years has been the shift to mobile computing – the use of smartphones and tablets to access business email, to read and edit corporate documents, to access corporate applications, and to communicate and collaborate with others in real time. In fact, Osterman Research has found that 33% of the typical information worker’s time is spent doing work on a mobile device, and 42% of work-related content is accessed via mobile devices, while 31% of content is created on mobile devices. (more…)
You know that a great many of your employees are working from their mobile devices – viewing and responding to email, reading attachments and forwarding them on. As Forrester analyst Chris Sherman noted in a report earlier this year, “On average, 15% of employees are accessing sensitive data such as customer information, non-public financial data, intellectual property, and corporate strategy from devices other than work laptops and desktops. Employees are continuing to use their personal devices to view confidential business information.” (more…)
Can you defend your decision to delete data your organization no longer requires? That’s a critical question that every organization must address at some point.
MOST CONTENT SHOULD BE DELETED
A 2012 survey conducted by the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Counsel found that data can be placed into one of four “buckets”:
• At any given time, 1% of data must be retained for litigation holds
• 5% of data must be retained because of regulatory obligations
• 25% of data has some level of business value
• The remaining 69% of data has little or no business value
Consequently, more than two-thirds of data can be safely deleted with little or no consequence. (more…)