Tips for Staying Compliant with Federal Mandates

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Constantly evaluate what's in scope

End users put IT in precarious positions all the time, without knowing it. They bring in personal devices, copy information to USB drives (or cloud storage), open new SharePoint sites, and copy files from one host to another. When under compliance mandates, it is important to be on the lookout for any new holes that need to be plugged.

Complete awareness of agency network activity is not only critical to maintaining compliance with important government mandates; it is also a key security component in today's complex IT environment. According to a recent Dell Software survey, half of senior federal IT professionals surveyed indicated that they are reactive to network vulnerabilities and, as a result, struggle to maintain compliance with mandated IT policies and standards.

With compliance remaining both a constant imperative and challenge for government agencies and organizations, Dell Software's Tim Sedlack, senior product manager, has created a list of tips for staying compliant with government mandates.

 

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