HC Deb 17 September 2003 vol 410 c765W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she has taken to review the security of the Department's IT system; and how many digital attacks there were on the Department's system in the last six months. [129507]

Ms Hewitt

All DTI IT systems are designed in accordance with HMG IT security policy.

The core Department's internal IT system undergoes a regular cycle of security testing in line with its security policy. In addition, the processes and procedures of those parts of the Department responsible for overseeing its IT services are subjected to six monthly independent audit as part of our certification of compliance with BS 7799 Part 2.

During the past six months, one attempted digital attack was identified which failed.