Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1426)

Jack Chambers


1426. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if there are dedicated, professionally trained and certified cybersecurity staff in relation to cybersecurity protocols under the remit of his Department; if such specialists are being recruited; if his Department maintains a risk register of security breaches; if so, if there are staff that analyse, log and maintain such a register; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36220/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department is acutely aware of the risks arising from potential cybersecurity attacks and breaches and takes a very proactive approach to preventing, detecting and responding to these threats.

My Department’s computer systems are independently certified to meet the ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Standard. It has invested considerable resources to protect the information that it needs to support the wide range of activities that it carries out and has experienced and trained staff dedicated to the prevention/detection of and the response to any cybersecurity threats

My Department maintains a risk register and has trained staff who analyse, log and maintain such a register.