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Cybersecurity breaches

Information Standards Freedom of Information Response

Our Ref: FoI 47-20

23 October 2020

Freedom of Information Act 2000

I can confirm that the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission holds information relevant to your request of 15 October 2020.  In your request you asked for the following information:

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

 

SECURITY / CYBERSECURITY: 

1. What SEIM (Security Event and Incident Management) solution is used by your organisation? 

The Northern Ireland Assembly has deployed a number of different monitoring solutions for specific purposes and does not operate a discrete SEIM solution.

 

2. When does your SEIM platform license subscription come up for renewal?

The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission does not hold this information.

 

3. If the SEIM (Security Event and Incident Management) solution was purchased via third party please disclose the contracting party’s details?

The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission does not hold this information.

 

4. Do you outsource your security management to a third party (managed security service provider)? If so can you disclose the name of the managed security service provider.

The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission does not hold this information.

 

5. When does the current service contract from the current managed securitynservice provider end?

The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission does not hold this information.

 

6. Can you provide the email address of the individual that is responsible for your IT Security?

brian.devlin@niassembly.gov.uk

 

ICO - breaches: 

7. How many cyber security breaches has your organisation had over the past 2 years?”

In the past two years, the Northern Ireland Assembly has not reported any cyber-security breaches to the ICO.

 

If you feel that the information we have provided does not meet your request fully, please contact this office as soon as possible.  You have the right to request a formal review by the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission and if you wish to do so, please write to me at the above address.

If after such an internal review you are still unhappy with the response, you have the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,  Cheshire SK9 5AF who will undertake an independent review.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

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