G4S Security Services Achieves ISO 27001 with Titus

Leading security operations firm classifies emails and documents to prevent inadvertent data leakage, comply with emerging ISO compliance requirements

OTTAWA, ON - March 24, 2010 — G4S Security Services Bulgaria is now using TITUS Message (TMC) and Document Classification (TDC) to support ISO 27001 security requirements. The firm is a subsidiary of the international group G4S which operates in 110 countries and employs more than 585,000 people worldwide. G4S Security Services Bulgaria, is the first organization in the country to achieve ISO 27001 compliance, and in support of this initiative has rolled out TITUS’ solution to its more than 1000 employees.

ISO 27001 is an emerging Information Security Management System standard that requires the protection of information assets for risk avoidance. The system requires that organizations bring information security, including labelling and classification of emails and documents, under explicit management control. Organizations that claim to have adopted ISO 27001 can therefore be formally audited and certified compliant with the standard.

"ISO 27001 certification is a major differentiator for our organization, so to ensure ongoing compliance we needed our users to fully embrace and understand classification,” said Boris Goncharov, IT/IS Manager, G4S Security Services Bulgaria, JSC. “We deal with a number of complex security technologies, and TITUS offered a proven and simple to use classification solution that worked within our existing Microsoft infrastructure. Our customers have confidence that we are executing information management with a definite and enforced standard, and we have confidence that users are handling information appropriately."

Since deploying the TITUS’ offering, G4S Security Services Bulgaria has achieved ISO 27001 compliance, and is protecting data from improper or unauthorized disclosure. Email and documents are all visually labelled, with clearly identifiable handling instructions and metadata leveraged by Microsoft Active Directory. Employees are handling classification within their existing workflows in Microsoft Office and Outlook, with very little training. With the investment in TITUS, the organization has been able to fulfill the ISO 27001 certification requirements for classification with little impact on its employees, administrators or budget.

G4S is the world's leading security solutions group, which specialises in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange. G4S Security Services Bulgaria provides security to more than 250 clients countrywide.

TITUS is a leading provider of security and compliance solutions for email and documents. Deployed to over one million users worldwide, our software is used by military, government and large enterprises to classify, protect and share the world's most valuable data. TITUS solutions for SharePoint enhance existing SharePoint implementations by adding a new layer of document security and driving awareness of how information should be handled. TITUS solutions help enterprises adhere to information security regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, NASD 2711, HIPAA and others. Based in Ottawa, Canada, TITUS is privately held. For more information on the company, visit us at www.titus.com.

On March 24, Boris Goncharov, IT/IS Manager of G4S Security Services Bulgaria, JSC, is presenting on the topic Implementing Corporate Document Classification Solutions at the IDC IT Security Roadshow 2010 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The presentation speaks to the G4S Security Services Bulgaria implementation of TITUS TMC and TDC solutions.