Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
My Department has a policy of data back-up. All of the agencies under the remit of my Department have also confirmed that they have back-up processes in place.
For operational and security reasons, we are advised by the National Cyber Security Centre not to disclose details of systems and processes which could in any way compromise the cyber security efforts of public bodies. In particular, it is not considered appropriate to disclose information which might assist criminals to identify potential vulnerabilities in Departmental cybersecurity arrangements, or to allow those criminals to enumerate differences in approach between public bodies which could be used to identify targets.
Therefore, it is not considered appropriate to disclose more particular arrangements in place in relation to data back-up, and my Department does not comment on operational security matters.