Indiana University has begun deployment of the Cisco Registered Envelope Service (CRES) to provide protection of certain sensitive information when it leaves the IU network. IU (including the IU Health Sciences community) uses the Cisco Data Loss Prevention appliance (IronPort) to encrypt email containing certain sensitive data, including identifiable medical, personal, and financial information.
As of Monday, February 18, users will need to include a subject including the phrase “[Secure Message]” with brackets around it to encrypt messages to non-IU email addresses using the Cisco Registered Envelope Service (CRES). Emails with the phrase “Secure Message” will not be encrypted unless brackets are used. Also, emails with the word “Confidential” will no longer be encrypted. Please note that these changes will not impact the automated scanning and encryption on outgoing emails that contain sensitive data.
For more information see: About the Cisco Registered Envelope Service (CRES)
Services affected by this notice include: