Smyth defends state spending on cyber security centre

Minister of state says government spend on digital security is ‘many multiples’ of the €5 million allocated to NCSC this year

26th May, 2021
Smyth defends state spending on cyber security centre
Ossian Smyth said the National Cyber Security Centre team is made up of ‘highly skilled, specialist technical civilian staff’. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The government minister in charge of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has defended the level of funding allocated to the body, arguing that the majority of state spending on cyber security is funnelled through individual departments and bodies.

Ossian Smyth, the Minister of State for Public Procurement and eGovernment, told the Oireachtas transport committee this afternoon that the NCSC team is made up of “highly skilled, specialist technical civilian staff”.

He said...

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