Stryve’s Information Security Officer, Paul Delahunty, speaks to Tipp FM about recent developments following the cyberattack on the HSE. He discusses the injunction that the HSE was awarded by the High Court and how he believes that it will prevent people sharing others’ personal healthcare data online. This, he points out, is particularly significant because healthcare data is remarkably valuable.
Paul also comments on a larger issue that the country is facing: our investment in cybersecurity on a national level. He discusses how, given that many large corporations are headquartered in Ireland, our Data Protection Commissioner is responsible for protecting European Union citizens’ data. However, because our cybersecurity budget is so small, Paul explains that we are not just becoming a target for cybercriminals, but a soft target.