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Cybersecurity Policy

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (428)

Jim O'Callaghan


428. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Social Protection the measures that are in place to ensure that the social welfare infrastructure is not subject to cyberattack; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [61203/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

My Department implements a security-by-design and defence-in-depth approach to cyber security. My Department also has 24/7 cyber defensive systems in place which react to any threat to its systems in the event of a cyber incident or security breach. All systems are monitored on a 24/7 basis. My Department also works closely with the National Cyber Security Centre and the Office of the Government CIO to ensure that best practice principles are followed regarding cyber security.

I trust this clarifies the position for the Deputy.