Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (919, 920, 921)

Alan Kelly

Question:

919. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of computers in his Department that still use an operating system (details supplied) in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44718/19]

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Alan Kelly

Question:

920. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department will not be forced to pay additional premium payments to a company (details supplied) once support for an operating system expires in January 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44734/19]

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Alan Kelly

Question:

921. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to protect his 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 his Department and the agencies under his remit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44750/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 919 to 921, inclusive, together.

The Department has 150 computers using the Operating System supplied. The Department is currently working on a project to upgrade all computers from the version of the operating system referred to. All patching for the current operating system is maintained to ensure that no security risks arise.