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 not aware of any cybersecurity centre in the world that is run by the military. Ours is not run by the military, although it has military assistance and that is a very valuable input.

On the director's salary and whether there is enough money to pay that person, the job of the director who will be appointed on a salary of €184,000 is not directly equivalent to a chief information security officer working for a big tech company. It is a different job because it has different responsibilities and will have different day-to-day working arrangements. They are not directly equivalent. There are different benefits and responsibilities in respect of that job. There is a lot of diplomacy, organisational skills----


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