Multi Factor Authentication in Councils – Gemalto
Local government in the UK is facing a perfect storm of spending cuts and pressure to improve the delivery of services. Remote working by council employees can help to deal with both of these imperatives, but providing a reliable security solution for remote access to council networks is in itself a significant expense, both in terms of the equipment needed and the staff time required to manage it.
Effective security is critical to the way UK local authorities govern and conduct their day to day public business. Moreover, security plays a vital role in shaping public confidence and helps provide efficient, effective and secure public services
One of the many challenges that UK local authorities face is the proper implementation of systems or services to prevent unauthorised access and modification, or misuse by authorised users. Whether it’s providing connection into the Government Secure Intranet (GSI) via GCSX, remote employee working or securing web applications and services – strong authentication controls are crucial in managing risk.
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