Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport

National Cyber Security Centre Review: Discussion

Photo of Gerry HorkanGerry Horkan (Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I thank the Minister of State for that. It is good to know. We should be publicising the fact that all of that information is available. A question arises in that context, however. If that information is there and it was there before the attack, did nobody in the HSE look at the website? Did nobody in the HSE take on board these published guidelines? The Minister of State says that this is simple, straightforward stuff, but we have had an attack on the HSE that cost us millions of euro, both in outlay and in terms of the lost productivity of people doing things that they would have been able to do more efficiently otherwise. Was nobody in the HSE doing what the NCSC website was telling them to do? Why did it happen?


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