NC Protect to provide information barriers and real-time access control to protect personally identifiable information in Teams for GDPR and regional privacy law compliance

Global Recruiting Firm maptalent Selects Nucleus Cyber to Govern and Secure Microsoft TeamsBOSTON – May 13, 2020 – Nucleus Cyber, the intelligent data-centric security company for the modern workplace, today announced it was selected by international recruitment firm maptalent to provide information barriers and real-time access control to protect personally identifiable information (PII) and sensitive information shared in Microsoft Teams (Teams).

“Operating a global company dedicated to human capital solutions makes safeguarding our client’s personal and business information our top priority. We also need to ensure we comply with a number of global and regional regulations that govern data privacy,” said, Mark Palmer, CEO of maptalent. “NC Protect gives us the ability to leverage Teams for collaboration without our users inadvertently violating the numerous data privacy rules we must comply with in the process of trying to get their work done. It will help us protect our customers, employees and our business reputation by ensuring compliance is at the forefront of our collaboration.”

maptalent is a provider of recruitment and human capital solutions with operations across the Middle East, United Kingdom and United States. They selected NC Protect to ensure collaboration in Microsoft Teams complies with all the regional privacy regulations the company must adhere to including: GDPR, UAE data protection law, California Privacy Act, and other US Privacy Acts. NC Protect will be used to create Information Barriers between geographical locations to restrict sharing of documents that contain PII between regions to meet compliance requirements. The solution will also be used to block Teams conversations in real-time that do not comply with policies for sharing of PII between users, as well as block any inappropriate language that may be exchanged in chats.

“Information barriers are an important capability for companies with stringent regulatory obligations requiring them to block the sharing of financial, personal, healthcare and other sensitive information, between individuals, groups and/or geographic locations when collaborating in Teams,” said Kurt Mueffelmann, CEO of Nucleus Cyber. “NC Protect’s dynamic rules automatically enforce information barrier policies to restrict sharing of files and chats containing regulated information between defined users and groups to ensure Teams collaboration fully complies with GDPR, FINRA, and other regulations.”

NC Protect for Microsoft Teams is content and context aware to automatically secure and/or block access and sharing of unstructured data on-premises, in the cloud and in hybrid environments. It provides conditional access control ensuring information is protected in real-time across all collaboration scenarios. NC Protect can restrict usage and even hide data based on multiple attributes including data classification, user location, device and access rights, and automatically apply encryption when the data leaves the safety of Teams, SharePoint, other Office 365 content applications, Yammer and file shares.

FirstStep MEA, a Nucleus Cyber partner, will work with maptalent to deploy the NC Protect solution.  Geoff Brooks, Managing Director of FirstStep MEA, said, “The current economic climate has seen a vast number of employees forced to work outside of the office. However, they need the right tools to do this safely, efficiently and securely. Partnering with Nucleus Cyber will help us enable organizations across the region to very quickly get their arms around their data and ensure they are not falling foul of data compliance regulations.”

About Nucleus Cyber

Nucleus Cyber is the intelligent data-centric security solution for the modern workplace providing dynamic, granular information protection that leverages existing infrastructure investments. The NC Protect platform dynamically adjusts file access and protections based on real-time comparison of user context and file content to enforce data governance and security policies for more secure collaboration. It minimizes data loss and misuse risk for a wide range of digital environments including SharePoint, Office 365, Teams, Yammer, Dropbox and file shares. For more information visit or follow @nucleuscyber.