Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (146)

Jack Chambers

Question:

146. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Finance if there are dedicated, professionally trained and certified cybersecurity staff for 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 who analyse, log and maintain such a register; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36228/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

In relation to my Department, I wish to advise that ICT services are provided by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) under the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. On behalf of my Department the OGCIO has specialist resources, with the appropriate skills and expertise, tasked with managing cyber security. OGCIO implements a defence-in-depth security strategy which is achieved through the effective combination of people, processes, and technology to support the implementation of appropriate security measures and provisions, including monitoring and analysing logs.