Arvato has published a new guide to help public sector organisations understand the government guidance on protecting personal and financial data at ‘OFFICIAL’ level and how to put the advice into practice.
Approaches to information security and integrity vary considerably, with some government organisations offering little assurance to citizens that their data is safe and secure.
The white paper takes the reader through the detail of each section of the guidance available from government. This includes best practice cyber security risk management, end-user device security, securing cloud services and managing obsolete platforms. It also provides a 10 step guide to help readers safeguard assets from the majority of cyber threats.
Chris Brine-Howe, chief information security officer at Arvato UK and Ireland, commented: “A critical aspect for public sector organisations is to keep citizen’s data safe and secure. Any breaches can leave them open to significant fines and also threaten the public trust that they have worked hard to establish. By following the government-issued guidance outlined in the new white paper, councils and other departments can be confident that they are taking the right steps to protecting personal and financial citizen data.”
“Once organisations know that these assets are as protected as they can be and how to deal with uncertainty and risk, they can focus on rolling out new digital platforms to transform citizen-facing services and achieve new efficiencies.”