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Dear East Cheshire NHS Trust,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please forward responses to the attached questions below.
I would like the above information to be provided to me as an electronic document.
If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that information should not be treated as confidential if such an agreement has not been signed.
I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Gloria Zimba.

1. Do you have a formal IT security strategy? (Please provide a link to the strategy)

A) Yes
B) No

2. Does this strategy specifically address the monitoring of network attached device configurations to identify any malicious or non-malicious change to the device configuration?

A) Yes
B) No
C) Don’t know

3. If yes to Question 2, how do you manage this identification process – is it:

A) Totally automated – all configuration changes are identified and flagged without manual intervention.
B) Semi-automated – it’s a mixture of manual processes and tools that help track and identify configuration changes.
C) Mainly manual – most elements of the identification of configuration changes are manual.

4. Have you ever encountered a situation where user services have been disrupted due to an accidental/non malicious change that had been made to a device configuration?

A) Yes
B) No
C) Don’t know

5. If a piece of malware was maliciously uploaded to a device on your network, how quickly do you think it would be identified and isolated?

A) Immediately
B) Within days
C) Within weeks
D) Not sure

6. How many devices do you have attached to your network that require monitoring?

A) Physical Servers: record number
B) PC’s & Notebooks: record number

7. Have you ever discovered devices attached to the network that you weren’t previously aware of?

A) Yes
B) No

If yes, how do you manage this identification process – is it:

A) Totally automated – all device configuration changes are identified and flagged without manual intervention.
B) Semi-automated – it’s a mixture of manual processes and tools that help track and identify unplanned device configuration changes.
C) Mainly manual – most elements of the identification of unexpected device configuration changes are manual.

8. How many physical devices (IP’s) do you have attached to your network that require monitoring for configuration vulnerabilities?

Record Number:

9. Have you suffered any external security attacks that have used malware on a network attached device to help breach your security measures?

A) Never
B) Not in the last 1-12 months
C) Not in the last 12-36 months

10. Have you ever experienced service disruption to users due to an accidental, non-malicious change being made to device configurations?

A) Never
B) Not in the last 1-12 months
C) Not in the last 12-36 months

11. When a scheduled audit takes place for the likes of PSN or Cyber Essentials, how likely are you to get significant numbers of audit fails relating to the status of the IT infrastructure?

A) Never
B) Occasionally
C) Frequently
D) Always

FOIREQUESTS (EAST CHESHIRE NHS TRUST - RJN), East Cheshire NHS Trust

Good Morning,

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information.  The
timescale for response under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is 20
working days, counting the first working day after the request is received
as day 1.  "Working day" refers to Monday to Friday with the exception of
all public holidays.

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 defines a number of exemptions, which
may prevent the release of the information you have requested. If any of
the exemption categories apply, the information will not be released to
you and we will advise you accordingly, including your rights of appeal.

 

If the information you have requested contains reference to a third party
we may consult with them prior to making a decision on whether to release
the information to you.

 

If you require any further information regarding your request, please do
not hesitate to contact us. 

 

Regards

Freedom of Information

Corporate Affairs & Governance

East Cheshire NHS Trust

01625 663981/1184 (for FoI queries)

Website: [1]www.eastcheshire.nhs.uk

 

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From: Gloria Zimba <[FOI #810229 email]>
Sent: 24 November 2021 11:16
To: FOIREQUESTS (EAST CHESHIRE NHS TRUST - RJN)
<[East Cheshire NHS Trust request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Information Technology Request
 
Dear East Cheshire NHS Trust,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to
which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please forward responses to the attached questions below.

I would like the above information to be provided to me as an electronic
document.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could
contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise
and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public
domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if
necessary.

If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the grounds of
breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with copies of the
confidentiality agreement and remind you that information should not be
treated as confidential if such an agreement has not been signed.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20
working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you
could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Gloria Zimba.

1.      Do you have a formal IT security strategy? (Please provide a link
to the strategy)

A)      Yes

B)      No

2.      Does this strategy specifically address the monitoring of network
attached device configurations to identify any malicious or non-malicious
change to the device configuration?

A)      Yes

B)      No

C)      Don’t know

3.      If yes to Question 2, how do you manage this identification
process – is it:

A)      Totally automated – all configuration changes are identified and
flagged without manual intervention.

B)      Semi-automated – it’s a mixture of manual processes and tools that
help track and identify configuration changes.

C)      Mainly manual – most elements of the identification of
configuration changes are manual.

4.      Have you ever encountered a situation where user services have
been disrupted due to an accidental/non malicious change that had been
made to a device configuration?

A)      Yes

B)      No

C)      Don’t know

5.      If a piece of malware was maliciously uploaded to a device on your
network, how quickly do you think it would be identified and isolated?

A)      Immediately

B)      Within days

C)      Within weeks

D)      Not sure

6.      How many devices do you have attached to your network that require
monitoring?

A)      Physical Servers: record number

B)      PC’s & Notebooks: record number

7.      Have you ever discovered devices attached to the network that you
weren’t previously aware of?

A)      Yes

B)      No

If yes, how do you manage this identification process – is it:

A)      Totally automated – all device configuration changes are
identified and flagged without manual intervention.

B)      Semi-automated – it’s a mixture of manual processes and tools that
help track and identify unplanned device configuration changes.

C)      Mainly manual – most elements of the identification of unexpected
device configuration changes are manual.

8.      How many physical devices (IP’s) do you have attached to your
network that require monitoring for configuration vulnerabilities?

Record Number:

9.      Have you suffered any external security attacks that have used
malware on a network attached device to help breach your security
measures?

A)      Never

B)      Not in the last 1-12 months

C)      Not in the last 12-36 months

10.     Have you ever experienced service disruption to users due to an
accidental, non-malicious change being made to device configurations?

A)      Never

B)      Not in the last 1-12 months

C)      Not in the last 12-36 months

11.     When a scheduled audit takes place for the likes of PSN or Cyber
Essentials, how likely are you to get significant numbers of audit fails
relating to the status of the IT infrastructure?

A)      Never

B)      Occasionally

C)      Frequently

D)      Always

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FOIREQUESTS (EAST CHESHIRE NHS TRUST - RJN), East Cheshire NHS Trust

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Please find attached our response to your FOI request.

 

Regards

 

 

Freedom of Information

Corporate Affairs & Governance

East Cheshire NHS Trust

01625 661184 (for FoI queries)

Website: [1]www.eastcheshire.nhs.uk

 

 

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East Cheshire NHS Trust

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From: FOIREQUESTS (EAST CHESHIRE NHS TRUST - RJN)
<[East Cheshire NHS Trust request email]>
Sent: 24 November 2021 11:46
To: Gloria Zimba <[FOI #810229 email]>
Subject: FOI;57302021- Information Technology
 

Good Morning,

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information.  The
timescale for response under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is 20
working days, counting the first working day after the request is received
as day 1.  "Working day" refers to Monday to Friday with the exception of
all public holidays.

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 defines a number of exemptions, which
may prevent the release of the information you have requested. If any of
the exemption categories apply, the information will not be released to
you and we will advise you accordingly, including your rights of appeal.

 

If the information you have requested contains reference to a third party
we may consult with them prior to making a decision on whether to release
the information to you.

 

If you require any further information regarding your request, please do
not hesitate to contact us. 

 

Regards

Freedom of Information

Corporate Affairs & Governance

East Cheshire NHS Trust

01625 663981/1184 (for FoI queries)

Website: [3]www.eastcheshire.nhs.uk

 

DISCLAIMER: This e-mail may contain confidential and /or proprietary
information some or all of which may be legally privileged.

It is intended for the recipient only. If any addressing or transmission
error has misdirected this e-mail, please notify the author by replying to
this e-mail and destroying any copies.

If you are not the intended recipient you must not use, disclose,
distribute, copy, print or rely on this e-mail.

══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════

From: Gloria Zimba <[FOI #810229 email]>
Sent: 24 November 2021 11:16
To: FOIREQUESTS (EAST CHESHIRE NHS TRUST - RJN)
<[East Cheshire NHS Trust request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Information Technology Request
 
Dear East Cheshire NHS Trust,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to
which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please forward responses to the attached questions below.

I would like the above information to be provided to me as an electronic
document.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could
contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise
and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public
domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if
necessary.

If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the grounds of
breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with copies of the
confidentiality agreement and remind you that information should not be
treated as confidential if such an agreement has not been signed.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20
working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you
could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Gloria Zimba.

1.      Do you have a formal IT security strategy? (Please provide a link
to the strategy)

A)      Yes

B)      No

2.      Does this strategy specifically address the monitoring of network
attached device configurations to identify any malicious or non-malicious
change to the device configuration?

A)      Yes

B)      No

C)      Don’t know

3.      If yes to Question 2, how do you manage this identification
process – is it:

A)      Totally automated – all configuration changes are identified and
flagged without manual intervention.

B)      Semi-automated – it’s a mixture of manual processes and tools that
help track and identify configuration changes.

C)      Mainly manual – most elements of the identification of
configuration changes are manual.

4.      Have you ever encountered a situation where user services have
been disrupted due to an accidental/non malicious change that had been
made to a device configuration?

A)      Yes

B)      No

C)      Don’t know

5.      If a piece of malware was maliciously uploaded to a device on your
network, how quickly do you think it would be identified and isolated?

A)      Immediately

B)      Within days

C)      Within weeks

D)      Not sure

6.      How many devices do you have attached to your network that require
monitoring?

A)      Physical Servers: record number

B)      PC’s & Notebooks: record number

7.      Have you ever discovered devices attached to the network that you
weren’t previously aware of?

A)      Yes

B)      No

If yes, how do you manage this identification process – is it:

A)      Totally automated – all device configuration changes are
identified and flagged without manual intervention.

B)      Semi-automated – it’s a mixture of manual processes and tools that
help track and identify unplanned device configuration changes.

C)      Mainly manual – most elements of the identification of unexpected
device configuration changes are manual.

8.      How many physical devices (IP’s) do you have attached to your
network that require monitoring for configuration vulnerabilities?

Record Number:

9.      Have you suffered any external security attacks that have used
malware on a network attached device to help breach your security
measures?

A)      Never

B)      Not in the last 1-12 months

C)      Not in the last 12-36 months

10.     Have you ever experienced service disruption to users due to an
accidental, non-malicious change being made to device configurations?

A)      Never

B)      Not in the last 1-12 months

C)      Not in the last 12-36 months

11.     When a scheduled audit takes place for the likes of PSN or Cyber
Essentials, how likely are you to get significant numbers of audit fails
relating to the status of the IT infrastructure?

A)      Never

B)      Occasionally

C)      Frequently

D)      Always

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

[FOI #810229 email]

Is [East Cheshire NHS Trust request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information
requests to East Cheshire NHS Trust? If so, please contact us using this
form:

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the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:

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be delayed.

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