What is the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) program?

The Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) program standardizes the way all U.S. government agencies and military entities handle unclassified information that requires safeguarding. It clarifies and limits what kinds of information to protect, defines what is meant by “safeguard,” reinforces existing legislation and regulations, and promotes authorized information-sharing.

Since its start on December 31, 2017, all Department of Defense (DoD) contractors that process, store or transmit CUI must meet the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) minimum security standards, or risk losing their DoD contracts.

These security controls must be implemented at both the contractor and subcontractor levels based on the information security guidance in NIST Special Publication 800-171 “Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Non-Federal Information Systems and Organizations.”

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The challenge

While it is critical to set standardized controls for the way information is handled, the process of implementing CUI markings across agency data is complex, time-consuming, and sometimes unclear. Yet all agencies are required to use CUI markings on all data that is not classified.

The solution

Titus provides data protection solutions that enable government agencies and contractors to automatically apply consistent CUI markings that comply with all regulations, and appropriately safeguard sensitive government information.

How does our solution work?

To avoid confusion among the vast array of government agencies and 3rd party contractors serving those agencies, it is important to ensure that all entities in this ecosystem use the same procedures to implement the CUI markings.

Titus, a recognized leader in document marking and metadata technologies, offers a fully customizable data protection solution that helps address the many different CUI program requirements of U.S. federal departments and agencies.

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Apply CUI markings

Automatically add CUI-compliant markings to email and documents. Titus can be configured to add CUI banners and portion markings in email and documents, helping to ensure consistency and compliance with the CUI framework.

Protect CUI from disclosure

Prevent unauthorized access to sensitive government information. Titus can apply special handling rules and dissemination controls to CUI, including clearance checking, redaction of sensitive information, and automated encryption.

Automatically detect PII

Identify and protect PII in email and documents, even if the user has not marked the information as CUI. Titus can detect and warn users when handling email and documents containing Social Security Numbers, health information, credit card numbers, and other personal data.

Optimize security solutions

Enhance the ability of other security solutions to protect CUI, including DLP, network guards, and archiving solutions. By applying classification metadata to email and documents, Titus makes it easier for other solutions to recognize sensitive government information and apply the appropriate controls.

Enhance information sharing

Leverage the CUI framework as an opportunity to share and protect information assets. Titus provides the foundation to enable secure information sharing, helping to promote government transparency while protecting sensitive government information.

Customize all markings

Titus allows you to customize the user experience granularly for all CUI scenarios. Federal users have unique needs, often down to the unit level, and Titus Classification Suite makes it possible for small and large user groups to customize all views, visual markings, and prompts needed to match the requirements of a specific mission.

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