Information Technology Request

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Dear University of Southampton,

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.

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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

University of Southampton

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Dear Sir / Madam,

We have received your request for information of the 17/12/2021 as set out
below.

We will endeavour to respond to you as soon as practicable and in any event
within the statutory timeframe.

Your
Request G00760
Number:
. 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
Your network that you weren’t previously aware of? A) Yes B) No If yes, how
Request: 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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