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Calendar Entry which Relinquishes the Security Attributes of a Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104258D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BK: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Often future events can affect the security classification of a document. For example, a product document may be considered confidential until a public announcement of the product. After the announcement the corporation may no longer consider a security classification of confidential as valid. Current calendars can register future events, however, no mechanism is provided for the association of particular documents to calendar entries. Current art requires users to check calendars services for events that may have occurred that would affect the security classification of a document. In addition, users must search and collate the documents associated with the particular event. Often office users are privy that a particular event will occur, although the event is not currently scheduled.

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Calendar Entry which Relinquishes the Security Attributes of a Document

      Often future events can affect the security classification of a
document.  For example, a product document may be considered
confidential until a public announcement of the product.  After the
announcement the corporation may no longer consider a security
classification of confidential as valid.  Current calendars can
register future events, however, no mechanism is provided for the
association of particular documents to calendar entries.  Current art
requires users to check calendars services for events that may have
occurred that would affect the security classification of a document.
In addition, users must search and collate the documents associated
with the particular event.  Often office users are privy that a
particular event will occur, although the event is not currently
scheduled.  Users desire a method by which they can schedule a known
event and have the event automatically change a security
classification of documents related to the event.

      This article describes a method by which calendar events can
automatically be associated with the security classification of a
particular document.  A Registration Service allows users to
associate particular documents with specified calendar events.  Users
can specify the classification that should occur upon the event
having transpired.  It is not necessary to define time slots for
these entries.  Each event has an identifier that uniquely identifies
the event within the calendar network.  Users can define scheduled
events that wou...