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Mechanism to Identify Classified Calendar Event/Meeting Recipient

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111582D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Salahshour, A: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Often times electronic office users send classified calendar events or meeting notices, e.g., a meeting notice with references to a classified project, to an intended distribution list around the network. The recipients of the notice may, in turn, forward the notice to other users. A problem arises when a classified notice is forwarded without the knowledge of the originator of the event. Often this is in violation of established security policies.

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Mechanism to Identify Classified Calendar Event/Meeting Recipient

      Often times electronic office users send classified calendar
events or meeting notices, e.g., a meeting notice with references to
a classified project, to an intended distribution list around the
network.  The recipients of the notice may, in turn, forward the
notice to other users.  A problem arises when a classified notice is
forwarded without the knowledge of the originator of the event.
Often this is in violation of established security policies.

      The mechanism described in this article provides a calendar
notice audit method to globally search the enterprise calendars for
the occurrence of a specific event and return to the originator of
the notice a status report indicating the recipient's identification
information, e.g, name, electronic address, telephone number,
location, etc.  More specifically, this mechanism allows the
originator of a calendar notice to request an audit report for
specific notices that have been distributed within the network.  This
status report includes all the direct and indirect recipients.  The
direct recipients are the users in the original distribution list who
were explicitly specified by the originator.  The indirect recipients
are the ones that receive the notice through a sender other than the
originator, e.g., a forwarded notice.  To ensure security and
confidentiality of the electronic calendar system in the network, the
originators of calen...