#CyberFLASH: Ottawa firm to help federal government guard its secret emails


OTTAWA — A small Ottawa company has won a $5.9-million contract to supply the federal government’s new information technology department, Shared Services Canada, with a system aimed at helping to safeguard the country’s secrets.

The software will help public servants flag certain sensitive emailed documents so they can’t be sent outside of the Government of Canada’s network firewalls.

Once adopted, the technology will also make it easier to determine when a sensitive email has been sent to someone outside the system — such as a government document being leaked to an outside party — and by whom.

Titus, a 20-year-old local software firm that employs about 50 people, announced the contract Tuesday.

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