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{Detroit Crime Commission Deploys Encryptics Security Technology}

Software Protects Sensitive Data during Investigation into Threat against Chief of Police

Frisco, TX – April 1, 2014 – Encryptics, a provider of patented data privacy and protection software for businesses and government, today announced that the Detroit Crime Commission (DCC) implemented Encryptics to securely share critical intelligence while investigating a highly-publicized gang threat against Detroit Chief of Police James Craig.

Supporting the Detroit Police Department in its investigation, the DCC used Encryptics' email security solution to protect the content of more than 80 confidential emails, as well as any file attachments, from unauthorized viewing or inadvertent sharing outside the investigative group.

The DCC, a nonprofit serving southeast Michigan, facilitates the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of crime, particularly enterprises that prey upon the citizens of the metropolitan Detroit area. Since adopting Encryptics technology earlier this year, members of the DCC have become ardent users of the product and have begun endorsing it for use by law enforcement agencies, emergency response teams, and other public safety services.

"Encryptics is ideal because we can control the flow of information," said Lyle Dungy, Director of Intelligence at DCC. "During the Chief of Police threat investigation, we had designated officers within the Detroit Police Department we were communicating with. When sending intel reports and other sensitive information, we needed to be sure that it was never disclosed to unauthorized personnel—which can include anonymous hackers as well as officers outside the investigation and members of the general public.

"Cyber-attacks and even accidental disclosures are becoming far too common, and we feel it is our duty to protect all of the sensitive information we send out. We see great value in the Encryptics for Email product, and that's why we're using it at DCC. Not only does this product work to secure sensitive information, but it provides us an additional level of control where recipients cannot access, alter, export, or share any emailed materials unless we allow it. This is the only way to truly keep sensitive information out of the wrong hands."

With Encryptics Data Rights Management (DRM), public safety departments can set permissions governing access to and usage of their critical data. DRM enables the data owner (an agency or an individual) to specify authorized recipients; prevent forward, copy, print, and save functions; set file expirations; and recall data anytime. Coupled with powerful data encryption technology, Encryptics DRM protects critical data even when it resides outside the direct jurisdiction of the department.

"We are proud that our technology is able to serve public safety in this way," said Mitch Scherr, Chief Executive Officer at Encryptics. "Investigators and officers should be able to focus on their work and take advantage of all of the advances in information sharing without having to worry about hackers or data leaks. That's our goal as we work with the Detroit Crime Commission—to create an environment free of cyber threats so that public safety officials can communicate and collaborate more efficiently than ever before."

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