Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Ceisteanna (89)

Ruairí Ó Murchú

Ceist:

89. Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the engagement he has had and the plans he has considered in relation to the commitment to build the capacity of the National Cyber Security Centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13247/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

The 2019 National Cyber Security Strategy set out a series of measures to further improve and develop the capacity of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). In order to assess the capacity of the NCSC to deliver its objectives as set out in the strategy, an external review of the NCSC has been commissioned. The capacity review, which commenced in January 2021, will examine the current organisational structure, staffing, work processes and financing of the NCSC and will benchmark it against international best practice models. I understand that work in relation to the capacity review is on-going and the report of the independent experts is expected early in Q2. The findings of the review will then be considered and will inform decisions to be taken on the future resourcing of the NCSC.

Question No. 90 answered with Question No. 60.