The Government has published a plan to boost cybersecurity, which includes measures to support the potential growth of the cybersecurity industry.
The Mid-Term Review of the National Cyber Security Strategy 2019-2024 sets out 18 new actions to be implemented within the lifetime of the strategy.
In a bid to address skills shortages, the plan will include new measures to support the potential growth of the cybersecurity industry in Ireland.
The Government will continue to invest in building the capacity of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) particularly in its ability to monitor and respond to cybersecurity incidents and developing threats in the State such as ransomware.
The plan includes an expansion of the range of entities supported by the NCSC, including a number of new measures to support SMEs and other stakeholders.
The Mid-Term Review will also ensure that Ireland plays a full and active part in cyber discussions in the EU and internationally.
“The security and resilience of our networks and information systems is vital for Ireland’s continued prosperity, our confidence in our public and private services, and our security,” said Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan.
Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, Ossian Smyth said that excellent progress that has been made to date in implementing the strategy.
“This gives me great confidence that we will deliver these measures; that our security, resilience and capacity will continue to grow and strengthen; and that we will safeguard Ireland’s digital transition in the face of cyber security threats,” Mr Smyth said.