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Keep company secrets safe with document management

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How does your organization approach document security? Have you implemented any digital rights management technology? What's your take on the Windows Rights Management Service? Share your comments about locking down document security, as discussed in the Sept. 3 Security Solutions e-newsletter.

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Sounds like MAC

by gshollingsworth In reply to Keep company secrets safe ...

MAC meaning Mandatory Access Control not the Apple computer or network cards. The concept differs from DAC or Discretionary Access Control in that the data owner's intented acces and distribution can follow the data.

Properly implemented with robust encryption and identification & authentication, this could allow MAC to exist outside of a single system or security doamin. That is the current limitation of using MAC. The security domain is limited to a system and the protected data cannot leave the system because the MAC cannot be enforced outside of the security domain.

There are still some hurdles to clear, but this is a step in the direction that needs to be taken.

Contrary to what some believe there is information which should not be freely available. Identity theft is proof enough of that.

On the other hand if no information were freely available, then we would not have advanced as far as we have. We would still think the world is flat.

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