Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1060)

Alan Kelly

Question:

1060. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to protect her Department in the event of a malware attack or security risks as a result of the failure to upgrade computers from an operating system (details supplied) in her Department and the agencies under her remit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44742/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

My Department has comprehensive cyber security arrangements and patch management protocols in place to secure all devices on the Department's ICT network irrespective of the operating system being used.

My Department has plans in place to ensure continuing support for devices running the Windows 7 operating system until all are fully retired in 2020.