Please attribute to State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes

I am confident that the Director of Security, Rebecca Kitteridge is taking the issues raised by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security seriously.

The issues the Inspector-General has identified have been substantially addressed and I am confident that the personal information held in these systems is safe and secure.

The Director of Security has assured me that no indication of any security breach arising from these issues has been found.

Ms Kitteridge has accepted the Inspector-General's findings, acted on them and made a commitment to improve wherever necessary. I back her in doing this and I support the response she has made.

Since being appointed Director of Security, Ms Kitteridge has initiated and is successfully leading a significant programme of work to drive change and ongoing improvements in the NZSIS and the role it plays in the wider security and intelligence sector.

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