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 James O'ConnorJames O'Connor (Cork East, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

My next question was on the role of tech multinationals, which is crucial. If we are not in a position to defend ourselves, particularly in comparison with other countries that began resourcing this area at a far earlier stage than we did, we need to try to reach out to organisations in the private sector in order to find the best expertise possible to allow us to build the team that is necessary to protect our country. I say this in terms of the ongoing review being done on the NCSC and the support staff who are to be recruited soon. I hope progress will be made in the two years to which reference was made. Can the Minister of State comment on that crucial point?


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