In light of the increased utilization of a remote workforce, businesses have been forced to make many changes to their services, operations, and interactions with customers. This is especially true for government agencies which have been placed in a unique position. They must continue to meet the needs of citizens, balance shrinking budgets, and help ensure security best practices are in place to protect those accessing their services. We are excited to announce a new Customer Corner series, focused on examining the ways in which customers are innovating and improving their products or services to help meet the needs of their customers.
As organizations in every industry continue to shift more business-critical workloads to the cloud and balance a more complex blend of on-premises and cloud applications, they are looking for solutions that provide them the flexibility to extend and enhance their security solutions. Securing this critical data through a defense-in-depth strategy is very important. Part of this strategy involves focusing in on properly securing employee and user access to data and applications. In the Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report for 2020, we see the importance of securing the human perimeter through strong identity and access management practices. Strong security principles are important for every organization, but especially important for those who are handling sensitive personal data. This sensitive data, also known as personally identifiable data (PII) can range from date of birth, social security number, or health history information. Organizations that are entrusted with this data have a responsibility to protect it and to secure access to it.
With Oracle and Simeio’s partnership, the agency was able to meet their internal security standards, address data residency requirements, and support compliance with accessibility standards. Oracle’s Identity and Access Management products supported a new offering that allows citizens within the province to access critical health services, speeds up contract application approvals, and improves employee interaction with citizens through centralized dashboards for digital services.