Information Technology Request

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Dear Sea Fish Industry Authority,

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

informationrequest, Sea Fish Industry Authority

Dear Ms. Zimba

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act. The Seafish Offices are now closed for Christmas but we expect to provide you with a response week commencing 10 January.

Kind regards

Aoife

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informationrequest, Sea Fish Industry Authority

Good Morning Ms Zimba
 
Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000. We have reviewed the questions posed in your request and can respond
as follows - highlighted text refers to the Seafish response.
 
Do you have a formal IT security strategy? (Please provide a link to the
strategy)
 
A)           Yes
B)            No- This is currently under development
 
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 -the strategy under development will address this.
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: 34
B)            PC’s & Notebooks: 85
 
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: 215
 
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
 
I hope this response meets your requirements. You have the right to make a
complaint to the data protection supervisory authority in the UK, the
Information Commissioner, regarding any aspect of this response. For
further information, see the Information Commissioner’s Office website at
[1]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/
 
Please do not hesitate to contact Seafish if you have any questions about
the contents of this letter
 
Kind regards
 
Aoife Martin
 

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