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FOI 13790

Cyber Security Strategy

Request

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I seek the following information about the Department’s cyber security strategy:

1. Has your department been a victim of Ransomware?
2. If Yes - did you pay to release your data?
3. If yes, How much did you pay?
4. If no, how did you gain back control of your data?

5. Do you have the following in place:
a. Backup – if yes

I. What software do you use?

II. When does your maintenance expire?

III. How many TB of Data do you back up?
b. Firewall – if yes:

I. What firewall do you use?

II. When does maintenance expire?
6. What Email system do you use, how many users?
7. Are you planning to migrate to Microsoft Office 365?
a. If yes, why?
b. Will you be adding extra security to this?
8. What email security solution do you use?
9. Do you use a public cloud provider, if so which one?
a. How do you secure the data in the cloud?

I would prefer to receive this information electronically, preferably as a data set, eg. in Excel

If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using exemptions in the Data Protection Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

If some parts of this request are easier to answer than others, I would ask that you release the available data as soon as possible.

If you need any clarification, then please do not hesitate to contact me. Under Section 16 it is your duty to provide advice and assistance and so I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way.








Response

1. Has your department been a victim of Ransomware? No
2. If Yes - did you pay to release your data?
3. If yes, How much did you pay?
4. If no, how did you gain back control of your data?

5. Do you have the following in place:
a. Backup – if yes

I. What software do you use? Microsoft Azure

II. When does your maintenance expire? N/A

III. How many TB of Data do you back up? 40Tb

b. Firewall – if yes: Yes

I. What firewall do you use? This is sensitive information
II. When does maintenance expire?
6. What Email system do you use, how many users? Office 365 , 315 users
7. Are you planning to migrate to Microsoft Office 365? N/A
a. If yes, why?
b. Will you be adding extra security to this?
8. What email security solution do you use? Force point
9. Do you use a public cloud provider, if so which one? No
a. How do you secure the data in the cloud? Using Microsoft Azure