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Information Systems: DoH

Lord Harris of Haringey asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Minister of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath): In the past year there have been no reported instances of malicious programs, such as computer viruses and worms, compromising the department's computer systems.

The department does not normally comment on security matters.

The department follows Treasury advice on risk management, and the departmental board regularly considers the high-level risk register.

Information Systems: Ministry of Defence

Lord Harris of Haringey asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Drayson): The Ministry of Defence has deployed a comprehensive suite of safeguards to protect its departmental computer systems. However, in the past year (to February 2007) there have been 35 incidents reported in which malicious programs have compromised these safeguards. The department categorises—there are five levels, from very low to very high—all incident impacts. The following table provides the requested details.



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No. of IncidentsMachines InvolvedImpact LevelRecovery TimeRemarks

1

1

Very Low

Pending

Incident open

2

1

Very Low

Pending

Incident open

3

1

Low

Nil

Anti-Virus (AV) recovered

4

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

5

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

6

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

7

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

8

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

9

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

10

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

11

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

12

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

13

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

14

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

15

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

16

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

17

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

18

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

19

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

20

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

21

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

22

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

23

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

24

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

25

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

26

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

27

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

28

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

29

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

30

1

Low

Nil

AV recovered

31

1

Low

Pending

Virus quarantined

32

1

Low

1 Day

1 x box rebuilt

33

1

Med

Pending

Incident open

34

1

Med

Pending

Incident open

35

10

Med

2 Days

1 x Box rebuilt

9 x AV Updated


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