Protective marking for security and compliance

For police forces around the world, information assurance is critical.
The ability to share information, while at the same time protecting it,
is an issue that is encountered time and again. TITUS software
solutions assist public safety and national security agencies around
the world in protecting and sharing their most valuable data.

Apr 21, 2011
By Paul Jacques

For police forces around the world, information assurance is critical. The ability to share information, while at the same time protecting it, is an issue that is encountered time and again. TITUS software solutions assist public safety and national security agencies around the world in protecting and sharing their most valuable data.

Protective marking is a critical and proven information sharing method. Some countries have already implemented marking standards as the norm, for example, Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) Security Policy Framework in the UK.

This Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS) requires that broad classes of government generated information, including email, be marked with an appropriate security marking and handled properly.

In Australia, the Australian Government Protective Security Manual mandates an Email Protective Marking Standard for all Australian government agencies.

Today, protective markings are widely used by police forces worldwide. Specifically the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS) are the professional voices of police leadership that mandate the GPMS.

These policies work to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information either owned by police forces, or entrusted by other organisations, or which it has shared with other organisations.

The policy aims to ensure that police forces efficiently and effectively manage the risks associated with the information they handle.

ACPO/ACPOS also have a mandate to comply with the Community Security Policy (CSP), part of which relates to the protection and secure management of information assets within their organisations.

TITUS Message Classification is an easy-to-use classification and messaging solution for police forces that ensures every Microsoft Outlook™ and Outlook Web Access™ email is classified and protectively marked before it is sent.

Key Benefits
Comply with regulations
•Prompts the user to apply classifications to email.
•Supports compliance with GPMS, HMG, CSP and others.
Raise awareness
•Applies consistent, military-compliant visual markings to email.
•Clearly identifies sensitive information and communicates proper information handling.
Prevent data loss
•Stops email spillage by verifying recipients.
•Automatically applies encryption to email where appropriate.
Police solutions include:
•Message Classification: Classifies, labels, and protectively marks email in Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Web Access, and mobile devices.
•Document Classification: Classifies, labels, and protectively marks documents in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
•Metadata Security: Restricts access to documents in SharePoint based on the document’s metadata properties.

Fife Constabulary is one of eight Scottish forces and its IT department saw value in the TITUS product to help the force achieve compliance in areas of its security policy that pertain to information labelling, but it also became clear that TITUS could help the constabulary in becoming compliant with the GPMS.

To read the case study, visit http://www.titus.com/ resource_details/casestudies/FIFE_Police.php

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