Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (18)

Jack Chambers


18. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if there are dedicated, professionally trained and certified cyber security staff for cyber security 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. [36225/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

My Department places a high priority on cyber security and implements a programme of continuous review in order to keep up to date with current threat levels.

In line with best practice, the Department of Defence fully cooperates and collaborates with and takes guidance from Ireland’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is located in the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment and have the lead role in this area.

From an operational and security perspective, it would be inappropriate for me to comment on specific details in relation to cybersecurity.