Titus Accelerator speeds Data Risk Detection

Titus has announced Titus Accelerator for Privacy to reduce financial and legal risk exposure by automatically identifying personal data and applying protection. It examines emails and files at the point of creation and solution takes advantage of machine learning to deliver a faster, more direct path to data privacy and compliance.

“Organizations of all types struggle to implement robust data privacy strategies because it’s difficult to find - with a high degree of accuracy - all the places where sensitive data exists,” said Jim Barkdoll, CEO of Titus.

“With Titus Accelerator for Privacy, we’re introducing an important step toward a best-practices approach to data privacy while providing the missing link to broader data classification.”

In a recent Titus online survey of personal data awareness, more than 22 percent of personal emails could be mishandled by end-users based on 253 responses to seven short email samples. According to TechJury, office workers typically send approximately 40 work-related emails and receive about 90 emails daily. For a company with 1,000 employees, this translates to 40,000-to-90,000 emails everyday with potential personal data.

Titus Accelerator for Privacy uses both content - and context - to search all types of data, including and beyond typical personally identifiable information. The software examines personal, financial, health, security and sensitive information in emails and files while enriching metadata to pinpoint why something is considered potentially at-risk personal data. Appropriate policies then can be applied to classify, encrypt or block the information from leaving the organization.

It can be deployed as a standalone solution or as part of an end-to-end data privacy strategy, encompassing data loss prevention, cloud access security brokers and next-generation firewalls.