Security Guardian for Public Sector

As employees in the public sector are responsible for providing services to the public, they often have to store and retrieve sensitive and confidential personal records about individuals and their activities. These records could include information about their health, financial situation, education or any information about legal cases they are involved in. As a result of the sensitive nature of this information, it is often governed by various data protection laws and its handling and sharing should be managed properly.

However, governments are seeing a significant increase in the number of data breaches, which are not only resulting in the loss of personal data and fines from data protection authorities but also damage the department’s reputation.

Typically, these data breaches are the result of human error when employees send or share personal and confidential information inappropriately and in most cases could be avoided with appropriate technology to enforce policy.

Requirements

While the responsibilities of different public sector departments vary widely, all require the following:

  • Ease of use
  • Centralised management to allow administrators to control where data can be accessed
  • The ability to destroy data if hardware devices are lost or stolen to prevent confidential information from getting into the wrong hands.

Solution

ExactTrak’s Security Guardian allows public sector workers to store and transport sensitive and confidential records about individuals. The security administrators can setup up geographically based zones from a central management console which means that data access can be limited to authorised locations.

If the hardware should be lost or stolen, an additional level of data protection can be implemented as the stored data can be destroyed remotely so no access is possible.