Viridian Housing is using Auriga Consulting’s DataACL services to ensure the continued protection of its tenant data and generate evidence that this duty of care had been performed. The dual phase project includes security gap analysis and a data management and landscaping programme, allowing the housing provider to perform systematic data capture and classification.
Over a year, the project captured and instigated new data management processes and established a programme of works to deliver a proportionate security and information assurance programme. BPM elements such as gap analysis were used to benchmark current provisions and custom security processes and controls, encourage staff buy-in to new security policies, and apply technical measures such as secure access and authentication. Data analysis was used to ascertain exactly what information was accessed, by whom, and for what purpose, and data-landscaping allowed information to be catalogued, given a value and assigned to senior management staff.
Phil Copperwheat, head of systems, Viridian Housing, said, “Securing our tenant data and meeting our legal responsibilities is very important to us, particularly given the pace of change in the housing sector. The outcomes being delivered by the information security and assurance programmes are providing a step change in how we manage and secure our tenant data.”
Louise Dunne, managing director, Auriga Consulting, said, “Using a blend of data analytics and business-process modelling with ICT security, we can offer insights into which data is most valuable, and protect and improve data handling processes. Viridian Housing is now ahead of the curve and able to better protect tenant data.”