Letters to the Editor: State-of-the-art cybersecurity culture – Irish Examiner

Trying to resolve the cyber dilemma with regulations and international laws is not going to waive the fact that the HSE was using outdated and unsupported systems.

It is not going to stop anyone attacking again, nor is it going to discourage them.

The very best solution is to create a state-of-the-art cybersecurity culture and knowledge in Ireland and within State bodies. This is an effective way to start and ultimately to keep pace with cyber attacks.

Ireland has the grounds and the quality to make this happen effectively by investing in its National Cyber Security Centre and ensuring Government bodies’ digital assets be kept up to date.

If our outdated systems are related to costs that the Government couldn’t afford, that’s because in the first place they are investing in the wrong products.

Government should concentrate on the adoption of free and open-source solutions. No government should be dependent on private corporations.

Stefan Uygur

Dublin

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