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Cybersecurity Policy

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (373)

Duncan Smith


373. Deputy Duncan Smith asked the Minister for Defence if upgrades will be made the Defence Forces internal IT systems in view of the cyber attack; the funding being made available; the headcount of personnel being dedicated to defence IT cyber defence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29669/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

I want to assure you that my Department and the Defence Forces implement a programme of continuous review in relation to ICT security in order to keep up to date with current threat levels.

The Defence Forces are constantly researching new and emerging technologies in order to enhance the security of the Defence Forces' network infrastructure.  Significant and substantial security enhancements have been made to the Defence Forces' networks in recent years. For operational security reasons, the headcount of the personnel dedicated to IT Cyber Defence will not be disclosed as it would be inappropriate to provide information that may in any way assist those with malicious intent.