Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1206)

Alan Kelly

Question:

1206. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht 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. [44739/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

My Department takes ICT Security extremely seriously.

I understand that there are a limited number of machines operating on the system to which the Deputy refers remaining on the Department's ICT Network and that these will be replaced over the coming weeks. My Department operates a layered security model which will protect the Department's ICT assets during this replacement process.