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Introduction (or Explanation)

Scholars Portal performs technical risk management in order to ensure the integrity, security, and reliability of the repository's content. Scholars Portal has assessed threats to its hardware, software, and technical operations and implemented a wide range of management strategies in collaboration with the University of Toronto Libraries' Information Technology Services (ITS) department. Technical risk management is a part of the repository's comprehensive risk management strategy, described in the Risk Analysis and Management Strategies document.

The Risk Analysis and Management Strategies document covers, among other things, the following technical risks:

  • hardware failure or obsolescence
  • storage media failure or obsolescence
  • software failure or obsolescence
  • loss of critical hardware or software support
  • operator error
  • cyber attack

To minimize risk

ensure secure and trustworthy