Regulatory Compliance: Government & Public Sector
Government and Cybersecurity Regulatory Compliance
Government and public sector IT systems are diverse and expansive. Continuity and security of operations are always paramount concerns for these networks. Government and public sector organizations must guarantee accessibility, balanced with the security and privacy of sensitive, personal information.
IT professionals in the government and public sector community rely on Metaflows to:
- Protect the nation's critical infrastructure and sensitive data. Government entities are directly responsible for many of the systems associated with the nation's critical infrastructure. They are also indirectly responsible for many more because they also govern the networks of associated commercial organizations. Furthermore, military and intelligence organizations routinely handle highly classified information. In many cases, government networks perform functions with an insanely high level of sensitivity, far exceeding the sensitivity of typical commercial organizations.
- Meet mounting regulatory requirements. The regulatory atmosphere in federal, state, and local government is often difficult to navigate. Sorting through and rationalizing the various layers of legal requirements, oversight activities, and well-intentioned (but often disjointed and overlapping) initiatives can be downright overwhelming. In the United States, there are upwards of 100 statutes, executive orders, and policy statements that pertain to information systems run by federal government agencies or their contractors. These are just a few examples of the regulations and policies with which federal agencies must comply:
- Maintain public confidence and protect citizen information. However, it is not just those entities involved with critical infrastructure or secret information that are subject to a higher standard. Essentially all government organizations, by virtue of being "of and for the people" - not to mention their source of funding - are, as a result, subject to a greater degree of public accountability and scrutiny than most commercial companies.