New national cyber security chief to be appointed in January

A salary increase for the digital security director, extra staff and a dedicated facility are also part of the overhaul of the National Cyber Security Centre

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
26th December, 2021
New national cyber security chief to be appointed in January
Ossian Smyth, Minister of State for Public Procurement and eGovernment: the role of director of the National Cyber Security Centre will be filled in the new year. Picture: Fergal Phillips

The director of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is expected to be appointed next month, as the agency overseeing the security of the state’s digital infrastructure rolls out a new five-year strategy.

The final interviews for the position have taken place in recent weeks and the role will be filled in the new year, Ossian Smyth, the junior minister responsible for the centre, said.

Concerns that the NCSC was not properly resourced...

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