Dear Research Councils UK,
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 may I kindly request the following information about RCUK's IT Infrastructure Information. The information needed is as follows:

IT Compliant Route to purchase
What Frameworks are used for IT Procurement? (ie. SSSNA, NEUPC, Janet, CCS, CPC)?

Network
Network vendor?
If you use Cisco, do you use Smart Collector?
How many switches?
How many routers?
How many wireless controllers/ AP’s?
Network speed?
Network contract start date?
Date Network Support ends / is refreshed
Value of existing Network support contract ?
Do you use Network virtualisation?

Security
IT Security vendors used?
IT Security Support renewal date?
Do you use 2FA?
What web and email filtering is used?
What DLP is in place?
What SIEM solution is used?
What intrusion prevention is used?
What endpoint security is used?

Cloud
Are you using or are interested in AWS/Google or Azure for cloud services?
Do you use any Cloud File Storage? If so, what?

Data Destruction
Is there a Data Destruction Policy in place?
Do you destroy HDD onsite or outsource the service?
Current Supplier of HDD destruction services?
Is the HDD wiped / degaussed before leaving your datacentre? If, yes, how do you ensure that the data has been completely erased
Approx. Number of drives destroyed/wiped per annum?

Yours faithfully,

Francois Charles

info, Research Councils UK

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Dear Francois,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 8 January 2018, our
ref PSU-430, requesting information about IT infrastructure.

 

We are currently dealing with your request and will get back to you as
soon as possible or no later than 5 February 2018.

  

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Louise Humm

 

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Enabling our Research Council colleagues & customers to achieve their
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From: Francois Charles

Sent: 08 January 2018 12:39:30 (UTC+00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon,
London

To: info

Subject: Freedom of Information request - IT Infrastructure Information

 

Dear Research Councils UK,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 may I kindly request the
following information about RCUK's IT Infrastructure Information. The
information needed is as follows:

 

IT Compliant Route to purchase

What Frameworks are used for IT Procurement? (ie. SSSNA, NEUPC, Janet,
CCS, CPC)?

 

Network

Network vendor?

If you use Cisco, do you use Smart Collector?

How many switches?

How many routers?

How many wireless controllers/ AP’s?

Network speed?

Network contract start date?

Date Network Support ends / is refreshed Value of existing Network support
contract ?

Do you use Network virtualisation?

 

Security

IT Security vendors used?

IT Security Support renewal date?

Do you use 2FA?

What web and email filtering is used?

What DLP is in place?

What SIEM solution is used?

What intrusion prevention is used?

What endpoint security is used?

 

Cloud

Are you using or are interested in AWS/Google or Azure for cloud services?

Do you use any Cloud File Storage? If so, what?

 

Data Destruction

Is there a Data Destruction Policy in place?

Do you destroy HDD onsite or outsource the service?

Current Supplier of HDD destruction services?

Is the HDD wiped / degaussed before leaving your datacentre? If, yes, how
do you ensure that the data has been completely erased Approx. Number of
drives destroyed/wiped per annum?

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Francois Charles

 

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Dear Francois,

 

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
request relating to IT Infrastructure.

 

Regards,

 

Louise Humm

 

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Enabling our Research Council colleagues & customers to achieve their
strategic goals by providing harmonised & cost effective professional
support & services delivered with enthusiasm, integrity & pride.

 

 

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From: Francois Charles

Sent: 08 January 2018 12:39:30 (UTC+00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon,
London

To: info

Subject: Freedom of Information request - IT Infrastructure Information

 

Dear Research Councils UK,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 may I kindly request the
following information about RCUK's IT Infrastructure Information. The
information needed is as follows:

 

IT Compliant Route to purchase

What Frameworks are used for IT Procurement? (ie. SSSNA, NEUPC, Janet,
CCS, CPC)?

 

Network

Network vendor?

If you use Cisco, do you use Smart Collector?

How many switches?

How many routers?

How many wireless controllers/ AP’s?

Network speed?

Network contract start date?

Date Network Support ends / is refreshed Value of existing Network support
contract ?

Do you use Network virtualisation?

 

Security

IT Security vendors used?

IT Security Support renewal date?

Do you use 2FA?

What web and email filtering is used?

What DLP is in place?

What SIEM solution is used?

What intrusion prevention is used?

What endpoint security is used?

 

Cloud

Are you using or are interested in AWS/Google or Azure for cloud services?

Do you use any Cloud File Storage? If so, what?

 

Data Destruction

Is there a Data Destruction Policy in place?

Do you destroy HDD onsite or outsource the service?

Current Supplier of HDD destruction services?

Is the HDD wiped / degaussed before leaving your datacentre? If, yes, how
do you ensure that the data has been completely erased Approx. Number of
drives destroyed/wiped per annum?

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Francois Charles

 

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Thank you for your response
Yours sincerely,
Francois Charles

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