Government Departments: Digital Technology:Written question - 68395

Asked by Andrew Gwynne
(Denton and Reddish)

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Asked on: 17 March 2017
Cabinet Office
Government Departments: Digital Technology
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2017 to Question 64010, what assessments have been made of potential security risks arising from component, platform and capability reuse beyond central government; and what steps the Government has taken to mitigate any such risks.
Answered by: Chris Skidmore
Answered on: 23 March 2017

The approach taken to assessing security risks of common components, platforms and capabilities is tailored to the type of information or service being shared.

Risks are assessed through a framework of best practice technology standards and certifications as well as assessments by experts. The Government Digital Service also provides assurance through operational support, privacy assessments, security monitoring and information security management.

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