8,477 Active Recruiters     Over 2 Million Candidates Globally

  1. Keep me logged in
  2. forgot password

Checkout Jobs Basket (0)

You can checkout a maximum of 150 jobs.

Signup Better for Candidates

  • Create a free virtual CV and let recruiters find you
  • Automatically have your profile matched to suitable Oil & Gas positions
  • Link to your profile using it as a free online CV
  • Store all your employment documents to your profile for easy sending
  • Always receive feedback on positions applied for

Signup Better for Recruiters

  • Suitable candidates automatically matched to your position
  • View candidate profiles for free
  • No more waiting for candidates to respond to job advertisements
  • Only ever pay when you match a candidate to a position
  • No more cold calling and sorting through out dated CVs

UK Cybersecurity Agency Won't Tip Regulator on Breaches

Published in Oil Industry News on Thursday, 2 May 2019

Graphic for News Item: UK Cybersecurity Agency Won't Tip Regulator on Breaches

The UK’s cybersecurity agency said it won’t automatically share information about data breaches with the country’s data privacy regulator.

The decision, which the National Cyber Security Centre and the Information Commissioner’s Office jointly announced Thursday, is designed to prevent new data privacy laws from having a chilling effect on businesses’ willingness to share information about cyber attacks with the government.

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which took effect in May 2018, allows national regulators such as the UK’s ICO to impose fines up to 4% of global revenue for data breaches.

Hot Tip

Thousands of recruiters use oilandgaspeople.com to post jobs and find suitable candidates. We are the industry’s most popular job and news site. If you are in the market for a new job you need to have a profile on our site.

Hot Tip

Other job sites dump your CV into a database and let recruiters sift through thousands of candidates to find out who is available. With Oil and Gas People you just update your profile every 60 days to stay visible and at the top of recruiter searches.

The NCSC, which works with British industry to strengthen the defenses of the UK’s critical national infrastructure against cyberattacks, worried these large fines would deter companies from reporting hacks for fear the agency would inform the ICO.

"While it’s right that we work closely together, the NCSC will never pass specific information to a regulator without first seeking the consent of the victim," Ciaran Martin, CEO of NCSC, said in the statement.

The NCSC said it would continue to help victims of cyberattacks and provide free, confidential advice on how to mitigate breaches.

James Dipple-Johnstone, deputy commissioner of the ICO, said in a statement that while the regulator had agreed to this "clarification of roles" with NCSC, companies and organizations still had a legal obligation to tell the regulator about data breaches or risk substantial penalties.

The new policy puts the NCSC in the potentially awkward position of knowing about violations of data privacy laws and withholding that information from other parts of government. The NCSC said that while it would not notify the ICO of breaches without permission, it would encourage organizations coming to the agency to comply with the law.

Since GDPR has been implemented, the NCSC has not seen any change in the number or size of breaches being reported to it, Paul Chichester, the agency’s director of operations, said at a cybersecurity conference in Glasgow, Scotland, on Wednesday.

Dipple-Johnstone said that while NCSC’s primary focus was on helping organizations be resilient to cyberattacks, the ICO was more focused on protecting individuals’ data.

In a talk at the Cyber UK conference in Glasgow, Dipple-Johnstone said he also wanted to assure businesses that they could often inform the ICO of potential breaches without fear any commercially-sensitive information would be publicized.

The NCSC said it would seek to establish a similar arrangement about roles with UK law enforcement agencies that investigate cyberattacks.

Peter Goodman, head of the Derbyshire Constabulary, the local police for that English county, and the cybercrime lead for the UK’s National Police Chiefs Council, said at the Glasgow event that companies reporting cyberattacks to the police also need to not fear the police would automatically inform the data privacy regulator. Goodman also said that the police would never inform the ICO without permission.

Source: www.worldoil.com

Please leave comments and feedback below


North Sea Oil and Gas, Norwegian Oil and Gas, Aberdeen Oil and Gas, Oil and Gas News

Oil and Gas News Archive

Latest Oil & Gas News

Featured Companies

  • View All JobsOMPA

    Offshore Marine People & Academy (OMPA) is a global provider of personnel and training to the renewables, oil & gas, telecommunications and marine industries.

    With over 15 years' industry experience, we work with candidates to match them to the right roles and equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed. Our job is to exceed your expectations.

    Visit us online: offshorempa.com

  • View All JobsChronos Oil and Gas

    Chronos Oil and Gas is one of the fastest growing and best placed recruitment agencies in the sector.

    With over 300,000 candidates on our database and an international team of specialist recruiters we work with clients to staff major projects around the world.

    Register your CV at www.chronosoilandgas.com

  • View All JobsNatural Resources

    Natural Resources is a UK based recruitment company providing personnel of all disciplines and nationalities worldwide.

    We represent clients and candidates at all levels who operate globally within oil & gas, renewables, nuclear, power, mining, marine, drilling, construction and petrochemicals. Our client base includes energy and construction.

    Visit Natural Resources at natural-resources.com