Thursday, 11 July 2019
Department of Defence
Defence Forces Operations
100. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if Defence Forces networks are monitored on a 24 hour basis; the deficits in staffing numbers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30824/19]
I am informed by the military authorities that the Defence Forces Networks are monitored on a 24 hour basis. Staffing numbers involved in this area cannot be disclosed for operational and security reasons.
It would be inappropriate to comment further on the cyber and network capabilities of the Defence Forces other than to say that there is on-going and continued development of these capabilities within the Defence Forces.