Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (789)

Jack Chambers


789. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the cybersecurity protocols under the remit of his Department; if it has had a cybersecurity breach in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30594/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

My Department implements industry standard cyber security protocols to protect our data and that of the Irish citizens we engage with.

Cyber security is treated very seriously within my Department. It is tabled regularly at Management Board and appears on my Department's risk register. I am glad to be able to report that my Department has not had any known cyber security breaches in the past 12 months.

For obvious security reasons I cannot go into any specific details about the security arrangements in place, but my officials ensure as a priority that a best practice approach is maintained with regards cyber security, with external security experts engaged on a regular basis to test the security configuration and advise on any remediation that may be needed. In addition, cyber security is frequently reviewed by my Department's Internal Audit function.