Written answers

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Cybersecurity Policy

Photo of Denis NaughtenDenis Naughten (Roscommon-Galway, Independent)
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74. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the progress to date on each of the measures outlined in the implementation plan of actions set out in the current National Cyber Security Strategy; the measures that are presently behind the timeline set out in the strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27911/21]

Photo of Ossian SmythOssian Smyth (Dún Laoghaire, Green Party)
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An inter-Departmental Committee chaired by my Department oversees the implementation of the National Cyber Security Strategy 2019 - 2024. The Committee meets quarterly to review progress. Good progress is being made in delivering the 20 measures identified in the five-year strategy, with 6 measures completed by Q1 of this year. The majority of the other 14 measures are multi-year actions.

Delivery of the overall strategy is dependent on progress made with respect to the capacity review envisaged by the strategy. That capacity review, which is being conducted by expert international consultants, is due to report in the current quarter and will inform decisions to be taken on the future organisation and resourcing of the NCSC to enable it to continue to deliver on its mandate.


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