Reference 2018-66

REF:          2018-66 

Subject:      Network security guidance 

    

 

Request:

  1. Does your organisation adhere to the Network Security guidance outlined by the National Cyber Security Centre, within its ’10 Steps to Cyber Security’?

o   Yes

o   No

 

  1. Do you ensure that security patches for critical vulnerabilities are routinely patched within 14 days, as recommended by the National Cyber Security Centre?

o   Yes

o   No

 

  1. Have you suffered from any service outages on your network in the last two years, however small?

o   Yes

o   No

 

  1. Did any of these outages cause a loss, reduction or impairment to your organisation’s delivery of essential services?

o   Yes

o   No

 

  1. Was the root cause of the service outage identified and confirmed – at the time or afterwards?

o   Yes

o   No

 

  1. Is it possible that any service outages you have suffered in the last two years was caused by a cyber attack – such as ransomware, DDoS attack, or malware?

o   Yes

o   No

 

  1. Are you aware that Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a significant contribution to service interruptions, outages and downtime?

o   Yes

o   No

 

 

Response:

1. Does your organisation adhere to the Network Security guidance outlined by the National Cyber Security Centre, within its ’10 Steps to Cyber Security’?

o   Yes

o   No

Yes
2. Do you ensure that security patches for critical vulnerabilities are routinely patched within 14 days, as recommended by the National Cyber Security Centre?

o   Yes

o   No

Yes
3. Have you suffered from any service outages on your network in the last two years, however small?

o   Yes

o   No

No
4. Did any of these outages cause a loss, reduction or impairment to your organisation’s delivery of essential services?

o   Yes

o   No

N/A
5. Was the root cause of the service outage identified and confirmed – at the time or afterwards?

o   Yes

o   No

N/A
6. Is it possible that any service outages you have suffered in the last two years was caused by a cyber attack – such as ransomware, DDoS attack, or malware?

o   Yes

o   No

N/A
7. Are you aware that Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a significant contribution to service interruptions, outages and downtime?

o   Yes

o   No

Yes