Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (93)

Jack Chambers


93. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence 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. [30584/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

My Department places a high priority on information security and cyber defence.  In line with best practice and guidance from Ireland’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is located in the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment, my Department has implemented a defence-in-depth cybersecurity strategy that includes people, processes and market leading technologies to mitigate the risk of cyber breach as effectively as possible. 

My Department implements a programme of continuous review in relation to ICT security in order to keep up-to-date with evolving threat levels and to respond appropriately.

For security and operational reasons, it would not be appropriate for me to comment on specific details in relation to cybersecurity.

Questions Nos. 94 and 95 answered with Question No. 65.