Cyber Attack on HSE Systems
Tusla - Child and Family Agency continues to experience many challenges from the recent cyber attack on the HSE Network. We are continuing with as much work as possible in the circumstances.
Presently the main point of contact with the Agency continues to be by phone with limited email for some staff. We hope this will start to improve in the next short while.
A significant recovery plan is now in place and every resource and expertise is being used to assist us in that effort. We are also working to reduce the impact of the attack on the data held in our various systems.
Commenting on the position of the Agency two weeks since the attack, Tusla CEO Bernard Gloster said: ‘We are in a difficult position with many issues and concerns to address but we are methodically working through each step. The recovery phase will be costly in many ways. While I anticipate it will be some weeks before we have returned to a reasonably normal level of access to our systems it is important to emphasise that all of our front line staff are working, and we are there for the children and families who rely on our child protection and support services. We are very grateful to the public for their patience.’