Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Cyber Attack on HSE Systems

Tusla - Child and Family Agency last night achieved a major step in the recovery from the recent cyber-attack on HSE systems. The National Child Care Information System (NCCIS) was turned back on in test mode with the overnight out of hours social work team last night. We anticipate full restoration of this critical system in the coming days. This is a major improvement and one which took enormous effort on the part of Tusla ICT, HSE ICT and partners.

Commenting on this significant step, Bernard Gloster, CEO, Tusla said: “This database was badly damaged in the encryption, sudden shutdown and decryption process combined. It took enormous skill, hours, and dedication from many to restore it. We have a long way to go and are still having to take referrals by phone, our email is problematic in some places but restoring NCCIS is a real game changer”.

Tusla continues to urge anyone with a concern about a child to contact their local duty social work office. Details are available on tusla.ie

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