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 Ossian SmythOssian Smyth (Dún Laoghaire, Green Party) | Oireachtas source

I am sure that is something Mr. Paul Reid is looking at. I think that was part of the Estimates, that Mr. Reid mentioned a figure of €100 million for the remediation of his network. Certainly, part of that will refer to Windows 7. They are well capable of doing a strategy and having an upgrade path. However, there is too much focus on upgrading the Windows 7 computers. It is understandable, but this on its own will not prevent a cyberattack. The upgrading certainly should happen in the context of a number of other actions that have to be taken to protect the network. However, it is not the only action and neither is it sufficient on its own.


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