IT Security for the Public Sector
Today’s Public Sector organisations are faced with some of the most stringent government legislations to protect data, especially with data breaches constantly in the news.
Citizens want to know that their private information is being protected and only accessible by those authorised to see their records. Utilising encryption is the most secure way for public bodies to safeguard data at rest.
MFG Managed Encryption offer a data encryption solution that secures data residing across all devices within the entire organisation, providing a centralised management of all secured end-points. There’s no training, maintenance or ongoing costs for the organisation – MFG manages the solution so that you don’t have to.
Regulations for data security are significantly changing. Data security policies will only become stricter, as the number of data breaches happening globally is increasing year after year.
It is imperative for all public sector organisations, such as local authorities, to have a data security strategy. Not only will this help ensure compliance with current regulation but it will also help meet ever more demanding requirements such as the GDPR.
The GDPR is approaching!
Act now or face a fine.
MFG offers control and visibility for audits and tracking
A good data encryption solution not only protects your data, but when needed; also provides logs and audit trails for complete visibility into which devices are encrypted.
MFG Managed Encryption is the only encryption provider that offers a fully managed solution. When called upon, a member of our technical team can easy give you the status of that encryption, the policies applied to those devices and whether removable media is also being protected.
MFG allows a public sector organisations to understand how employees are using their devices and ensures they are using data security best practices as laid out by Managed Encryption.We’ll keep you above the latest data security policies and practices. Our technology partners allow us to highlight your data security weaknesses by compiling a comprehensive inventory of all your IT Assets, whilst IT Governance, allow us to keep abreast of all the current data protection laws and regulations.
Data control for lost and stolen devices
In the event of device becoming lost or stolen, organisations need to know if the data held of the device is safe from unauthorised access.
Data encryption will protect your data on a device, giving you that peace of mind should your device become lost or stoledn. Most importantly, MFG Managed Encryption can take this a step further by performing a remote wipe so that the device remains inaccessible. MFG have the ability to re-apply access to gain full use of the device in case it is recovered. MFG have a strict security procedure that ensures only authorised personal have access to the device and recovery options.
Risk being fined for data breaches
“Two councils were fined £70,000 and £80,000 for losing unencrypted laptops containing sensitive personal information. At the time, Deputy Commissioner, David Smith said, “Of the four monetary penalties that we have served so far, three concern the loss of unencrypted laptops. Where personal information is involved, password protection for portable devices is simply not enough.”
What our clients say...
“With an increasing number of councils having data breaches and with the knowledge of the new GDPR coming into effect in 2018 we needed to make sure the council’s data was protected. The Managed Encryption service from MFG fitted the solution perfectly. We didn’t have to worry about any specialist training or managing a service ourselves. MFG take care of everything, as well as offering an unhindered user experience.”
“MFG’s Encryption service manages all our desktops, laptops, tablets and mobiles. Great service!”
Liz Jones – Henley Town Council.