Written answers

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Cybersecurity Policy

Photo of Ruairi Ó MurchúRuairi Ó Murchú (Louth, Sinn Fein)
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46. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the expected timeframe for the capacity review within the National Cyber Security Centre; when the centre will report on its recommendations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6429/21]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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The 2019 National Cyber Security Strategy set out a series of measures to further improve and develop the capacity of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

In order to assess the capacity of the NCSC to deliver its objectives as set out in the strategy an external review of the NCSC has been commissioned. The capacity review, which commenced in January 2021, will examine the current organisational structure, staffing, work processes and financing of the NCSC and will benchmark it against international best practice models. Work in relation to the capacity review is on-going and the report of the independent experts is expected early in Q2. The findings of the review will then be considered and will inform decisions to be taken on the future resourcing of the NCSC.


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