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Archives and information governance

Element 8: Information security

The process by which the Council protects its records.

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The purpose of Information Security is to protect the information of East Renfrewshire Council, our customers, and our employees through the implementation of appropriate policies, standards, processes, and technology.

The Council Information Security Officer is responsible for the development and maintenance of a range of policies, procedures and guidance to assist staff in ensuring the security and integrity of information, both electronic and physical.

Training is made available to staff both on an ad-hoc basis and as a readily accessible on-line resource.

Information Security assessments are carried out on information systems and information handling activities when an incident occurs, a threat arises, or when new working practices are introduced.

Since 2013, only Council-provided encrypted memory sticks will function in Council-owned IT equipment. External access to the internal Council Outlook email system has also been restricted to staff dependant on business need.



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