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Govt urged to beef up computer security systems




Govt urged to beef up computer security systems
Govt urged to beef up computer security systems



http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breaking-news/ireland/politics/article3413928.ece 

Belfast Telegraph
February 08, 2008

Fine Gael is calling on the Government to beef up its computer security 
systems following revelations that 80 departmental laptops have been 
lost or stolen in the past five years.

Reports this morning say 12 laptops have been stolen from the Department 
of the Environment, while five have been taken from the Department of 
Social and Family Affairs.

Two were stolen from the Taoiseach's office last year and number of 
government-controlled websites have also fallen victim to hackers in 
recent weeks.

Fine Gael's Damian English says that, while the Government is not 
directly to blame, it has to take some steps to prevent more security 
breaches.


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