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Govt announce major plans to increase cybersecurity

The government has presented a plan to increase cyber security, reports RTE.

The mid-term review of the National Cybersecurity Strategy 2019-2024 identified 18 new actions to be implemented during the lifetime of the strategy.

To address skills shortages, the plan will include new measures to support the potential growth of Ireland’s cybersecurity industry.

The government will continue to invest in increasing the capacity of the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), particularly in monitoring and responding to cybersecurity incidents and evolving threats such as ransomware in the state.

The plan includes expanding the scope of entities supported by the NCSC, including several new measures to support SMEs and other stakeholders.

The mid-term review will ensure that Ireland plays a full and active role in the EU and international cyberspace dialogue.

“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, reports RTE.

“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,” Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, Ossian Smyth said, reports RTE.

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