IT Governance is of the utmost importance to any organisation, not least to Local Government, where the availability of information is fundamental to the delivery of essential public services. With the increase in legislation and the rising public awareness of information security threats, Information Governance has never been so crucial. The biggest challenge for delivering user awareness lies in managing the risks associated with making the information available to 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 to the development of a culture that properly values protects and uses information for the public good.
To date, user awareness and employee engagement campaigns have typically been conducted by email, corporate intranet or by a manual, paper based approach. All of these methods are time consuming, costly, will not stand up to scrutiny and provide inconsistent governance results.
MetaCompliance, the market leading IT GRC solution, enables Local Authorities to deliver a best practice, sustainable IT Governance awareness programme, right across the organisation. It is an uncomplicated solution that is easy to implement, straightforward to manage and allows organisations to achieve quick wins in best practice user awareness.
MetaCompliance is a tool that will deliver auditable staff communication and enables Local Authorities to deliver on a number of compliance requirements, such as CoCo, ISO 27001, Data Protection and the LGA Data Handling Guidelines.
It is important to use technology to reinforce the security message.SOCITM Consulting
…the task of improving information security will always be a continuing process.Sir Gus O’Donnell - Data Handling in Government 2008
High levels of data security must be underpinned by a culture that properly values, protects and uses information...This has to be led from the top of departments, and include all those involved in the management of and access to personal data.Data Handling in Government 2008