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

In short, we will bring in experts. It was the plan to bring in experts for this process. The board also has expertise but we will bring in external experts in this area.

I will go back to Senator Craughwell's question. He mentioned the idea that we should have some kind of overall head of all the different parts of cybersecurity and cyberdefence across the different branches of the Government, military, policing and so on, in some kind of co-ordinating role. In fact, we have that. It is called the national security analysis centre and it is based in the Department of the Taoiseach.

The Senator also asked if my phone was encrypted; it is. It is a basic security measure to make sure phones are encrypted so that if they are stolen the data can be-----


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