Independent security review

Your information is safe with us.

How our security has been reviewed

The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency want to ensure you can be confident that we will protect all the information we collect during both the census rehearsal and Census 2021.

To support this, we, the Office for National Statistics and National Records of Scotland jointly commissioned an independent review of the security arrangements. Following a competitive tendering process, we together selected a specialist security company, which is certified by the National Cyber Security Centre, to perform this review.

The security company carried out a rigorous review to assess the effectiveness of the security we’re implementing for both the census rehearsal and Census 2021. The security they assessed included governance, risk assessment and management, security operations and security assurance.

Read the details of the report published after the review.