Thursday, 11 July 2019
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Cyber Security Protocols
894. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the cybersecurity protocols under the remit of her Department; if it has had a cybersecurity breach in the past 12 months; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30586/19]
My Department takes Information Security (IS) issues very seriously and has a comprehensive set of Information Security policies, procedures, plans and controls in place to safeguard and strengthen its ICT systems against cyber-attacks.
My Department has a dedicated cyber security unit which constantly monitors for cyber security breaches and carries out security reviews on a regular basis. Details of specific measures taken or products in use, are not publicised for security reasons. I am advised that in the past 12 months, my Department has not recorded any cyber security breaches.
My Department also works closely with the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT-IE) and monitors cyber threat intelligence information from domestic sources such as National Cyber Security Centre as well as international sources and undertakes all appropriate follow-up actions and remediation.