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System to streamline access and classification of collaborative environments with crowd-sourced review

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248965D
Publication Date: 2017-Jan-24
Document File: 4 page(s) / 184K

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Abstract

Proposed is a method to facilitate the export classification of OCEs during the creation process and a method to crowd-source the future updates of the data on them.

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System to streamline access and classification of collaborative environments with crowd-sourced review

With the increased use of online collaborative environments (OCEs), there is a big push to secure and classify the data on them by the United States government. Companies have to comply with the export regulations to protect software and hardware technologies. OCEs are online environments such as wikis, blogs, shared documents or any other medium to share and collaborate. The evolution of OCEs has grown faster than the methods the companies used to monitor them. A current trend and reaction has been to create manual processes where OCE owners have to endure manual classifications of their OCEs. This publication proposes a method to facilitate the export classification of OCEs during the creation process and a method to crowd-source the future updates of the data on them.

Software companies need to control their technology and software source code appropriately, to meet United States government export regulations. This control extends to new OCEs which include tools such as databases, wikis, communities, cloud infrastructures, grid computing, servers that can be accessed remotely, distributed development environments, and tools with data repositories. Companies need to find ways to enforce the government export regulations. This creates a burden for OCE owners who now need to classify and control the data for each OCE they own. This method presents a way to handle this compliance as un-intrusively as possible by using early checklist...