Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1869)

Jack Chambers

Question:

1869. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if there are dedicated, professionally trained and certified cybersecurity staff in relation to cybersecurity protocols under the remit of her Department; if such specialists are being recruited; if her Department maintains a risk register of security breaches; if so, if there are staff that analyse, log and maintain such a register; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36227/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

My Department has a dedicated and fully trained cyber security team. Staff receive regular training to become proficient with new products, to update their skills, and to advance their knowledge of cyber security. My Department has also engaged an independent security partner who supplements and advises the cyber security team.

I am advised that my Department maintains a register of security related events and that security events are processed within a central Security Incident and Event Management platform. This platform is monitored, and all security events are fully investigated by the cyber security team and appropriate actions are taken.