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Results of ISDM Self-assessment Survey 2018

As a part of the ISDM Policy implementation, ITS conducted the first ISDM self-assessment survey among departments between November and December 2018.  The objectives of the survey are:

  • To help departments to “obtain comfort” by self-assessing their maturity of compliance with the ISDM policy.
  • To review the maturity of departmental compliance with the ISDM policy.
  • To identify weaknesses in the compliance areas which have to be addressed by the Data and Security Team of ITS as the second line of defence.

To facilitate departments to undertake the self-assessment survey, 4 briefing sessions were conducted between October and December 2018 to let departments understand the scope and how to complete the survey.  In addition, 9 small group discussions were arranged and joined by representatives from 30 departments to answer questions related to the self-assessment survey.   

The survey was sent to 104 departments and 70 responses were received.   The University’s average score of ISDM self-assessment 2018 is summarized below:

Section

Sub-Section

Average Score

(out of 100)

General Information Security

User account and I.T. equipment management

88

Departmental website management

78

Departmental PC management

85

Implementation of ISDM policy

83

Section score

84

Data Life Cycle Management

Data/Information Management Planning

61

Controls of Accessing and Using Data/ Information

72

Controls of Storing and Transmitting Data/ Information

82

Section Score

72

Physical Environment Security

Physical Access Security

53

Environmental Security

59

Section Score

56

We have arranged 3 briefing sessions in March 2019 to share the results and observations of the self-assessment exercise.  More sessions will be arranged.

For questions on the ISDM self-assessment results and ISDM Policy, please feel free to contact the undersigned. 

 

Bunny Wong
Data and Security Team
Tel: 3917 5715
Email: buwongsb@hku.hk