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    Questions asked by 6th Form IT class

    Hi, We have been asked some questions by our 6th Form IT class and wondered what other peoples responses would be. We would be grateful if a few of you fellow edugeekers could post some answers. Thanks

    1. What disaster recovery techniques are used?
    2. How often is system security reviewed? How often are audits carried out?
    3. Is there an email or Internet usage policy? What are the limits for staff and students?
    4. How do you monitor for software installation?
    5. Does the centre have a policy for use of CCTV?
    6. What are the most common risks you face in managing the network?
    7. What proportion of your budget do you spend on equipment and software?
    8. What do you look for when recruiting and hiring technical staff?
    9. How are network and system security delegated?
    10. What training do you offer your staff?

    Once again Thanks

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    These all seem like things that are going to be specific to your school... tell them the truth? (or at least a slightly embellished/idealistic version of!)

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    We have prepared our answers for them, we just thought it would be interesting to see how others would answer them

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    I'm doing a presentation to some of our students this week covering the same info. The teacher in the class needed to cover the "LO2 Understand the issues related to use of information" (OCR I think)

    He sent me this from the syllabus

    Legal issues:

    data protection legislation (e.g. Data Protection Act 1998)

    Freedom of Information Act 2000

    other relevant legislation (e.g. Computer Misuse Act 1990)

    copyright considerations.

    Ethical issues:

    • examples of ethical issues (e.g. moral, whistle blowing, disability, use of information)

    • codes of practice (e.g. email,internet, internal policies, intellectual property, content)

    • other (e.g. reporting bad practice or breaches).

    Operational Issues:

    • security of information (e.g. backups)

    • health and safety (e.g. processes,procedures,regulations)

    • organisational policies

    • costs (e.g. for development, modification, training, system upgrades)

    • continuance planning.

    I think relating it to a real organisation will help their understanding.

    The only thing I would note is your students should be well aware of the answer to question 3!

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    Our answer to question 3 is "you tell us!" as like you said they should be well aware of this

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    Our sixth formers would never ask us questions like that. They're simply not clever enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    Our sixth formers would never ask us questions like that. They're simply not clever enough.
    Ours can't even understand the phrase, 'We don't provide BYOD facilities here'.

    On a more serious note, my immediate first answer would be, 'Why do you want to know all of this?'

    Then I'd discuss with their course teacher just how much of this information should be given to them. Questions 2 and 4 would only get answered in the broadest terms, with Q4 possibly not being answered at all. Question 9 would be filed under 'That's Classified'.

    Then I'd tell them what I think they should know.

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    It is part of their course they are doing, there teacher did help them put the questions together so its not like they have asked without them knowing.

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    lol .. i'd be asking: "and how do you plan to use this information to hack our network?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by carnforthhigh View Post
    We have prepared our answers for them, we just thought it would be interesting to see how others would answer them
    Oh I see, sorry, misunderstood the thread

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    All of them seem like perfectly reasonable questions, especially if any of them are seriously considering a career in IT.
    I personally found that the IT and computing curriculum didn't give me a true idea of what a career in IT would entail and only really found that out thanks to a really excellent IT teacher that explained about IT infrastructure (back when NT was king) and how things really worked.

    Some of our sixth formers occasionally show an interest in IT and so we show them the main server room and answer any questions that they might have... probably only happens once a year though!

    The only thing we don't disclose is budget information or anything that would be deemed "sensitive".

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    3. Is there an email or Internet usage policy? What are the limits for staff and students?
    Should they not already know this? If there is one - They would have had to sign it.

    6. What are the most common risks you face in managing the network?

    Students. With Malware USB sticks.
    Last edited by SovietRussia; 20th November 2013 at 11:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SovietRussia View Post
    3. Is there an email or Internet usage policy? What are the limits for staff and students?

    Should they not already know this? If there is one - They would have had to sign it.
    Yes, our answer to them is "You tell us"

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    Quote Originally Posted by detjo View Post
    lol .. i'd be asking: "and how do you plan to use this information to hack our network?"
    Exactly that.......that would be my first and foremost concern, and never mind their course requirements.

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    I would hope that the answer to Q4 is "Only IT staff have the access rights to install anything".



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