Tim Sedlack, senior product manager at Dell‘s software division, has urged federal agencies to implement governance, risk and compliance software to keep pace with changing compliance requirements for information technology controls across government.
Sedlack, in a Q&A with FedConnects published Wednesday, noted that 54 percent of government IT organizations are either reactive instead of proactive in addressing network issues or do not have the tools to do so, according to a study Dell conducted with Market Connections.
These organizations are mainly concerned about the lack of manpower for GRC efforts, compliance with internal security policies and GRC strategy, he said.
The executive added that the respondents indicated a need for audit-ready reporting tools, and the study intends to highlight these and other internal self-assessment capabilities that are expected to establish continuous compliance.
“The right GRC software allows for this process to be fully automated and allows agencies to ‘get in front’ of compliance and to get on solid ground when it comes to achieving the right levels of security,” Sedlack said.