Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Questions (28)

Michael Moynihan

Question:

28. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Taoiseach if he will report on cybersecurity policy in his Department. [28212/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

My Department has put in place safeguards to mitigate the threats and risks to its information and communications technology systems in so far as is possible. My Department uses industry leading security products to filter email and web traffic to automatically stop spam, viruses, and other malicious agents from infecting the network.

My Department maintains ongoing contact with the Computer Security Incident Response Team in the National Cyber Security Centre who provide regular guidance and advice relating to current internet security alerts and threats.

The response to cyber threats continues to be a whole-of-Government challenge with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment leading on the development of a new National Cyber Security Strategy.

Questions Nos. 29 and 30 resubmitted.