Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs

EU Cybersecurity Strategy: Discussion

Photo of Neale RichmondNeale Richmond (Dublin Rathdown, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I thank both the witnesses for their very enlightening opening remarks. I want to drill down on two areas, one a bit more parochial than the first. Ms Boix Alonso alluded to the first one, which relates to working with partners throughout the world. Cybersecurity strategy includes a programme of action in the UN. What form has that engagement taken? Where is the discussion at? What sorts of insights are there for enhanced engagement?

My second issue is a bit more practical and relates to the cyber resilience Act planned for late next year. I understand the purpose of the legislation is to introduce common cybersecurity standards for connected devices. How will it address any gaps left by the Council's and Parliament's NIS 2 proposals? Will it come soon enough to address these gaps?


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