Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (45)

Jack Chambers

Question:

45. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade 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. [36229/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

My Department takes cyber security very seriously and takes appropriate measures and deploys specialised skills to minimise the risk to our data networks and assets. Any threatening activity is monitored and logged. The Department fully co-operates with the National Cyber Security Centre and implements recommendations made by that agency. It is not considered appropriate to give detailed information on the Department’s security systems.