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 Darren O'RourkeDarren O'Rourke (Meath East, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

I thank the Minister of State for sticking with us. Why a five-year rather than a two-year plan? What are the considerations involved? Why is the scale of investment not more compressed and front-loaded? Is it because the money is not there? Is it because the recruitment criteria cannot be met? Is it feasible to condense this into two years? The Minister of State rightly said that the NCSC is one small part of a far bigger operation. To what degree will there be a renewed focus on cybersecurity across all Departments, sectors and critical infrastructure interests?

Will the NCSC and Government bring that focus to the table in order to ensure that we are better prepared for future eventualities?


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