The Data Commissioner’s Workplace (ICO) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Cyber Alliance for the sharing of knowledge on cyber intelligence.
It stated the settlement with the worldwide non-profit organisation lays the bottom for them working collectively to guard private knowledge from cyber assaults.
The ICO highlighted three major components to the MoU, together with the sharing of technical data, however not private knowledge, from cyber incident investigations the place applicable.
Second is the sharing of information and intelligence to enhance the ability to identify cyber threats, risks and trends. Third is for joint research to improve each organisation’s understanding of the cyber landscape, including its size, actors and their business models.
Steve Eckersley, director of investigations at the ICO, said: “With cyber attacks on the increase on a global scale, there needs to be a more collaborative approach to tackling them. We therefore look forward to expanding the range of agencies we already have arrangements with and working with the Global Cyber Alliance to share and exchange information to achieve our common goal to reduce UK cybercrime, reduce cyber risk and improve cyber security.
“The aim is to prevent these harmful attacks which impact not just the organisations they are targeted at, but the people whose personal data is compromised. We know from our trust and confidence work that cyber attacks are the highest cause for privacy concern of UK residents.”
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