Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1614)

Jack Chambers


1614. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport 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. [36235/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

My Department takes the area of cybersecurity very seriously and it is identified as a business risk on my Department's risk register. My Department has a professionally trained ICT security officer, whose responsibilities include management of cybersecurity related issues, and who liaises with the National Cyber Security Centre on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of any cybersecurity developments.

Staff record and maintain a register of security breaches as part of my Department's information security policies.

Our Management Board are regularly updated on issues relating to ICT security, including any breaches.