IT Assurance is of the utmost importance to Local Authorities, where information is fundamental to the delivery of essential public services. The biggest challenge for delivering IT Assurance lies in managing the ever present risks associated with employees; how can Local Authorities ensure that information is accessible to the right people at the right time, whilst ensuring its confidentiality and integrity?
User Awareness is the key, and one Essex Local Authority, Harlow Council, has implemented the best compliance management system MetaCompliance® Advantage, the market leading policy management solution from Metacompliance, that will allow them to deliver best practice, sustainable IT Governance awareness, right across the organisation.
Working towards GCSx CoCo accreditation, the team at Harlow realised that delivering and maintaining the levels of user awareness required for ongoing compliance with the IT Governance framework would be impossible without the help of a dedicated compliance automation tool. Declan White, Senior ICT Manager at Harlow Council explains:
“With the introduction of the GCSx Code of Connection, Harlow Council needed an efficient way of communicating with staff that was auditable. It is not acceptable anymore just to use the conventional communication channels and can be expensive and time consuming to achieve total acceptance across the organisation. MetaCompliance® is a tool that will deliver auditable staff communication, and when implemented alongside our e-Learning tool [will have]the added value of identifying training requirements.”
MetaCompliance® Advantage enables Local Authorities to deliver on a number of objectives, in line with CoCo and the LGA Data Handling Guidelines:
If you would like further information on MetaCompliance® Advantage or other products in the MetaCompliance® suite, please contact us on 0207 017 9527.