Cyber Security Awareness

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From my background in working as a technical Project Manager in Saint Vincent’s Hospital and volunteering as a mentor at a local CoderDojo computer programming, I have a keen interest and understanding of cyber security.

Following on from the HSE cyber-attack in 2021, I want the people and businesses of Ireland feel safe and secure online. This year I published the Cyber Security Baseline Standards and associated implementation guidelines for use by Public Service Bodies. The main goal of this is to improve the resilience and security of information and communications technology infrastructure and systems (ICT) in Public Service Bodies.

It will ensure that there is a common understanding of Cyber Security Standards across Public Service Bodies. The standards form a broad framework for a set of measures that can be revised over time and are aligned with international standards. They include measures and controls in relation to staff training, identity, and access management.