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 Ruairi Ó MurchúRuairi Ó Murchú (Louth, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

I accept that. That is why I used the term “counterstrike”, which would be carried out in the middle of an attack. I do not mean that we should be engaging in cyberwarfare when it is not necessary. However, we should definitely ensure that we have the full capacity to protect ourselves.

What relationship does the Government see the NCSC having with An Garda Síochána? The Garda is tasked with finding criminals and dealing with international allies when going after people. In addition, what relationship would there be with the Defence Forces, which would or should have a certain capacity concerning cybersecurity as well?


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