Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 23 September 2021
Public Accounts Committee
Financial Statement 2020 and Related Matters: HSE (Resumed)
Last week, Mr. Reid told us the cyberattack cost in the ballpark of €100 million. Microsoft has a special security arrangement for Windows 7 and there is a replacement programme for computers. I would have thought the cyberattack was in the emergency or urgent category, given what it has caused in disruption of services and the potential cost in lives. Where are we with that replacement programme to ensure we no longer rely on any device running Windows 7? What is the timeline on that? Are we paying Microsoft as well for that special arrangement?