Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Public Accounts Committee

2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications
Chapter 9 - Remediation of Landfill Sites

9:30 am

Photo of Jennifer Carroll MacNeillJennifer Carroll MacNeill (Dún Laoghaire, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

Then let me ask Mr. Griffin a different way.

My time is limited. What steps have been taken? This does not draw too far into policy because it is about protecting the State from vulnerabilities and protecting the risk to the State. The Senate intelligence committee in US is considering prohibiting ransomware payments generally from private companies, as much as for any other entity. This would prohibit payment of ransom to ransomware attacks. Has the Department considered that as a protective response to reduce the potential cost vulnerability to the State, as well as the rest of the vulnerability?


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