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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Data Protection remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many data breaches were reported by each Government department to the Government Security Group in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 187361 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Cabinet Office does not require central reporting of data breaches by government departments.</p><p> </p><p>The <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-minimum-cyber-security-standard" target="_blank">minimum cyber security standard</a> outlines the communications required by a department when there is a security incident that impacts on sensitive information or key operational services.</p><p> </p><p>The Government Security Group would be involved in the response to a category one or two</p><p>cyber security incident impacting a central government department(s), however to date an incident of this type has not occurred.</p><p> </p><p>The <a href="https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/annual-review-2018" target="_blank">National Cyber Security Centre’s Annual Report (2018)</a> provides the total number of incidents it has dealt with over the past year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T09:37:31.903Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T09:37:31.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Data Protection remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what factors are taken into consideration when decisions are taken on storing government data by contracted private sector cloud companies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 196203 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>In order to establish the merits of storing government data with a contracted private sector cloud company, departments should use the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/technology-code-of-practice/technology-code-of-practice" target="_blank">Technology Code of Practice </a>principles and follow the government <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-cloud-first-policy" target="_blank">Cloud First policy</a>. Both of these policies provide clear guidelines of the things a department should consider, recognising that there is not one single solution for all departments.</p><p> </p><p>It is the responsibility of each government department to take risk-based decisions about their use of cloud providers for the storage of government data up to “OFFICIAL” level. When considering a commercial provider, departments should take into account the cloud security principles developed by the National Cyber Security Centre (<a href="https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/implementing-cloud-security-principles" target="_blank">https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/implementing-cloud-security-principles</a>).</p><p> </p><p>Finally, the solution must provide the best value for the taxpayer.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T16:36:01.767Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T16:36:01.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Data Protection remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2018 to Question 196203 and with reference to the Government's Technology Code of Practice principles Cloud First policy, whether it is Government policy to prevent any government department or service from storing cloud-based data hosted in any specific nation states. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 201721 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>Neither the Technology Code of Practice nor the Cloud First Policy directly prevent government departments or services from storing cloud based data in any specific nation state. It is the responsibility of each government department to take risk-based decisions about their use of cloud providers for the storage of government data.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T17:16:11.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T17:16:11.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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4673
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
1027224
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Data Protection remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Government Departments use (a) a domain message authentication reporting and conformance cybersecurity system (b) a system for identifying external emails to recipients and (c) a protocol for timely staff reporting of suspicious emails. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 202801 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>Active Cyber Defence (ACD) is a collection of services implemented by the NCSC that aim to protect the UK from the high-volume commodity attacks that affect people’s everyday lives. Mail Check is one of these services which enables an organisation to authenticate the email they send so that a receiver can determine if it is genuine or fake using Domain-based Message Authentication Protocol (DMARC). The NCSC plans to implement Mail Check for all 44 Central Government departments - in December 2018 95% were actively using Mail Check and 80% had adopted a basic DMARC policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T15:33:07.493Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T15:33:07.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
1027225
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Data Protection remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government security profession unit has a target for the number of cyber-security professionals it plans to recruit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 202802 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>Government departments are responsible for ensuring adequate staffing levels to meet the organisational risk it carries. Though no single target number for cyber security specialists exist, the Government Security Profession team will support departments through the delivery of centralised strategy for the recruitment and retention of cyber skills in departments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T15:34:56.1Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T15:34:56.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Data Protection remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2018 to Question 202801, for what reason no reference was made in that Answer to the number of Government Departments which use (a) a system for identifying external emails to recipients and (b) a protocol for timely staff reporting of suspicious emails. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 204633 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>Cabinet Office does not hold this information centrally. It is the responsibility of each government department to manage how they receive external emails and report suspicious emails based on their security requirements. Domain-based Message Authentication Protocol (DMARC) is the system in which Departments identify external email.</p><p>The NCSC provides guidance and support to government departments on how to implement good cyber hygiene for staff, including the reporting of suspicious emails of which Cabinet Office have no central record of these figures.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T17:25:19.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T17:25:19.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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4673
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Data Protection remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions Government departments have reported an information security breach since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 20079 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Information regarding information security breaches is held by individual departments.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2015-12-17T17:01:54.48Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-17T17:01:54.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Data Protection remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that government departments and executive agencies return people's personal identification documents by secure delivery. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Swindon more like this
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Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 44862 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-09more like thismore than 2016-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Personal identification documents can be requested by departments to verify an individual’s identity for a service that they provide. It is for each department to determine the most appropriate method for returning these documents to the individual, taking into account the risk of loss and potential for fraud. Departments that regularly handle personal identification documents are expected to have clear procedures in place to return documentation to the owner.</p><p>The government has also launched ‘Verify’ on the GOV.uk website. As more government services are provided online and using the Verify service, the need for personal identity documents to be sent in hard copy through the postal network will be reduced.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
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less than 2016-09-09T12:26:26.01Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-09T12:26:26.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ben Gummer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
584015
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-15more like thismore than 2016-09-15
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Data Protection remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he plans to take to improve the clarity of advice to government departments on protecting data. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 46601 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-10more like thismore than 2016-10-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/security-policy-framework/hmg-security-policy-framework" target="_blank">Security Policy Framework</a> has clear requirements on Information Assurance which are mandatory for departments. They include a range of measures including the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications" target="_blank">Classification Policy</a> which set out expectations of how government will protect the wide variety of information that it generates, collects, processes, stores and exchanges appropriately and effectively. As the NAO report acknowledges, the UK government is acknowledged as a world leader in this area.</p><p>However, we are conscious that these policies and structures have grown organically over time and need to keep pace with Government’s digital transformation plans. So the Cabinet Office conducted its own review of Government security in early 2016 and many of the findings are consistent with the NAO report. We are already starting to implement the recommendations in the review.</p><p>For example, we are already well underway in strengthening oversight of information security by bringing together nine separate central teams into just two. We have also appointed the Government’s first ever Chief Security Officer to bring together all disciplines of government security under central leadership. As part of this work Cabinet Office is working with GCHQ and the Government Digital Service to rationalise and clarify the guidance to departments on information security and protecting data. The National Cyber Security Centre which is due to stand up in the autumn will also play a lead role in advising departments on cyber security.</p><p>But we can and will do more and we will respond fully to this report in due course.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 46669 more like this
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less than 2016-10-10T09:18:45.907Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-10T09:18:45.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ben Gummer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-15more like thismore than 2016-09-15
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Data Protection remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his assessment is of the implications for the Government's policies on data protection of the findings of the NAO report, Protecting information across the government, published in September 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 46669 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-10more like thismore than 2016-10-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/security-policy-framework/hmg-security-policy-framework" target="_blank">Security Policy Framework</a> has clear requirements on Information Assurance which are mandatory for departments. They include a range of measures including the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications" target="_blank">Classification Policy</a> which set out expectations of how government will protect the wide variety of information that it generates, collects, processes, stores and exchanges appropriately and effectively. As the NAO report acknowledges, the UK government is acknowledged as a world leader in this area.</p><p>However, we are conscious that these policies and structures have grown organically over time and need to keep pace with Government’s digital transformation plans. So the Cabinet Office conducted its own review of Government security in early 2016 and many of the findings are consistent with the NAO report. We are already starting to implement the recommendations in the review.</p><p>For example, we are already well underway in strengthening oversight of information security by bringing together nine separate central teams into just two. We have also appointed the Government’s first ever Chief Security Officer to bring together all disciplines of government security under central leadership. As part of this work Cabinet Office is working with GCHQ and the Government Digital Service to rationalise and clarify the guidance to departments on information security and protecting data. The National Cyber Security Centre which is due to stand up in the autumn will also play a lead role in advising departments on cyber security.</p><p>But we can and will do more and we will respond fully to this report in due course.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 46601 more like this
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less than 2016-10-10T09:18:45.813Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-10T09:18:45.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ben Gummer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this