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Cybersecurity Policy

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (452)

Catherine Murphy


452. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Social Protection if she is satisfied that all ICT systems and databases and payment software are fully secure from a breach perspective. [61704/21]

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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.

Question No. 453 answered with Question No. 451.