Dear Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust,

Please answer the following questions under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

1) What antivirus software does the trust use to safeguard all the devices on your network?

2) What percentage of your annual budget is allocated to prevent and combat cyber-attacks?

3) Please stipulate how many times a year, each year from 2013-2016, your organisation has experienced cyber-attacks from external hackers on any network device within the trust. Please also provide the nature of the attack, whether or not you reported it to the police and the date of specific attacks. Please answer question 3) in a table format with the years 2013,2014,2015,2016 in the first column, on the left-hand side.

4) For each of the cyber-attacks your trust have experienced (including attempted), please stipulate how much ransom each perpetrator asked for (figure to be stated in British Pound sterling).

5) For each of the cyber-attacks your trust have experienced (including attempted), please stipulate how much the trust paid in ransom (figure to be stated in British Pound sterling).

6) In total, how many ransoms have your trust paid to cyber attackers each year from 2013-2016? (Figure to be stated in British Pound sterling.)

7) For each cyber-attack that your trust has experienced (including attempted), please stipulate the country from which the attack was perpetrated, if known.

Yours faithfully,

Georgia Edkins

Whittaker Alex, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Edkins,

Thank you for your request for information received on 12 January 2017. It
has been allocated the reference number FOI-2017-3319 and is being dealt
with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Kind Regards

Information Governance Team
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
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Whittaker Alex, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ms Edkins,

Further to your request for information made under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, received on 12 January 2017 and allocated
the reference FOI-2017-3319 please find attached our response.

Kind Regards

Information Governance Team
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Ext: 2158
Direct Dial: 0151 252 5158
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