As heavy fines and prison sentences loom for Directors and board level executives in the event of data security breaches, one UK company has the solution to increase/enforce employee accountability and reduce IT Security and Compliance risk.
Global business is in turmoil as high profile data breaches hit the news on a weekly basis. Regulators, consumers and IT professional are baying for blood, as illustrated by a recent Websense survey that shows that a quarter of IT security professionals believe that heads of companies which suffer serious breaches of confidential consumer data should go to jail, and the majority, over 75%, believe that heavy fines should also be imposed. How do directors and company boards avoid these sanctions?
Metacompliance, one of the leading providers of policy management and staff training solutions, has launched the new release of it’s flagship product, MetaCompliance Enterprise 3.0, designed to enforce user self certification and understanding, and increase employee awareness and accountability right across the enterprise.
A unique, innovative solution that helps organisations simplify, achieve and sustain IT security and, importantly demonstrate the compliance posture of the organisation at any given time, MetaCompliance 3.0 enables compliance and security managers to automate the creation and control of business and IT policies, implement industry mandated compliance initiatives and monitor acceptance among geographies, business units and personnel.
A major regulatory and legislative requirement surrounding compliance and governance is to measure the security posture of the organisation, document security policy and promote awareness of that policy among employees. MetaCompliance Enterprise version 3.0 automates the development, distribution and deployment of risk assessments and compliance policies across the enterprise.
CEO and founder of Metacompliance Robbie O’Brien agrees ‘It is vital that organisations connect external market demands with their internal systems and controls. As the regulatory burden increases, organisations need to implement IT Security and compliance automation or expose themselves to significant risk.’ He went on to say that ‘MetaCompliance Enterprise 3.0 will allow companies to implement an effective methodology for managing governance and compliance on a daily basis. Enforced user self-certification effectively negates the use of ignorance as a defense; employees heightened awareness of their own accountability will reduce the instances of security breaches, resulting in the reduction of the possibility of heavy fines and sanctions aimed at corporate level.’
Metacompliance has a focus on making Security Compliance easier for its customers. A key driver for the MetaCompliance solutions is our design requirement to reduce the complexity of Compliance and improve the effectiveness of I.T Security. Metacompliance develops solutions to meet the needs of all sizes of organisations in terms of complexity and scale. The MetaCompliance suite of Security solutions makes the automation of Policy communication and the generation of a best practice culture easier to obtain, thus allowing companies to demonstrate compliance, build better I.T Security defenses and show significant cost savings over existing manual internal processes.