Central Government and IT Security Compliance
The User Awareness and Accountability ChallengeThe availability of information is essential to the delivery of public services in Central Government; as a result IT Security Compliance has never been more important. Information security threats are taking place at a frequent rate, damaging the reputations of key governmental departments and posing a great risk to the security of national data. A startling trend which is apparent across all of these breaches, is that 95% can be credited to Human Error, proving that employees continue to pose the biggest threat to an organisations data security.
MetaCompliance enables Central Government to maintain the main elements of IT Assurance; integrity, confidentiality and availability, whilst diminishing the risks posed by employee data handling. The software enables the organisation to implement sustainable user engagement programmes that continually enforce and reinforce awareness of user responsibility and best practice Information Governance. This is the core requirement of all regulatory frameworks that govern data protection.
MetaCompliance provides the user with a single point of interface for all compliance responsibilities. The software can be used to enhance the existing user awareness scheme such as e-Learning, which is widely used in Governmental Departments. Central Government employees are well aware of the public exposure associated with data loss and they understand the importance of taking part in compliance initiatives. MetaCompliance allows the user to manage their compliance tasks and respond to compliance communications at a time that fits into their work schedule. A drop dead date can be set, ensuring that the communication mechanism can only be ignored for a set period of time and a response is captured from the user in a certain time frame.