The Irish National Cyber Security Centre: Securing Ireland’s digital future

IIEA24th July 20171min
The Irish National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was formally established in 2015. Together with the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), the NCSC has responsibility for Ireland’s national cyber security defences. The global cybersecurity threat landscape continues to pose an immense challenge. Notable attacks in 2017 have included the ransomware virus, WannaCry, and the malware virus, Petya.

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About the Speech:

The Irish National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was formally established in 2015. Together with the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), the NCSC has responsibility for Ireland’s national cyber security defences. The global cybersecurity threat landscape continues to pose an immense challenge. Notable attacks in 2017 have included the ransomware virus, WannaCry, and the malware virus, Petya.

As part of wider efforts to address these security threats, the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive) was approved in July 2016. Member States have until May 2018 to implement the NIS Directive, with both the NCSC and CSIRT playing a critical role in this regard.

Seán Kyne discussed the NCSC’s latest progress in this context, and offered his thoughts on the nature of the digital security threat to the public and private sector alike.

About the Speaker:

Seán Kyne is Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources & Digital Development.