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Managing Information Security Incidents Procedure Published 31 March 2015

This procedure sets out what CHS staff, Board members, AST members, Clerks to the AST and their team, and panel members must do in the event of an information security incident.

CHS must take steps to protect the information for which it is responsible from theft, loss, unauthorised disclosure (intentional or not), damage and destruction. 

Information security incidents may involve information held in any format, for example paper, electronic, sound, visual or audio.

An information security incident can result in harm to the reputation of CHS and, if the information involved is personal data, cause distress and possibly harm to the data subject. CHS could also be fined by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

The following procedure sets out what CHS staff, Board members, AST members, Clerks to the AST and their team, and panel members must do in the event of an information security incident. It also explains how to report suspected weaknesses or vulnerabilities in processes and systems to CHS.

The purpose of this procedure is to ensure that all information security incidents are reported in a correct and timely manner to allow the incident, suspected incident, weakness or vulnerability to be assessed.

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