Kaspersky teams up with Interpol, Europol to tackle cyber-crime

Tech October 14, 2014 01:00

By The Nation

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Kaspersky Lab has joined with Interpol and Europol to extend its scope of cooperation with law enforcement agencies to a new level in their joint fight against cyber-crime.



“Our partnerships with Interpol and Europol represent pioneering achievements for the whole cyber- security industry. Such public-private cooperation is vital for improving security in cyberspace,” Eugene Kaspersky, chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, said yesterday.
In a major leap forward in the global fight against cybercrime, his security company will provide products, intelligence and support to the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) office in Singapore. 
“These partnerships are perfectly aligned with our mission to ‘save the world’ from cyber threats. As these threats’ scale and sophistication continue to grow, we have to join forces with national and international law enforcement bodies and also other private-sector security companies to effectively combat these growing hazards,” he said.
The company will provide threat intelligence as well as both hardware and software to establish and run IGCI’s digital forensics laboratory and other operations of the newly-established centre. 
It will also organise and run a series of training sessions for Interpol officers to transfer to them expertise in malware analysis, digital forensics and financial threat research. 
The lab has been working with Interpol since April last year. One of the company’s top malware analysts will be temporarily relocated to IGCI. 
Ronald Noble, secretary-general of Interpol, said the complex and ever-changing nature of the cyber threat landscape requires high-level technical expertise. It is essential that law enforcement collaborates across sectors to effectively combat cybercrime and enhance digital security. 
Interpol’s agreement with Kaspersky Lab is a significant step towards forging a global alliance against cybercrime and ensuring that member countries are provided with the most up-to-date support in addressing these threats, he said.
Troels Oerting, assistant director and head of EC3 at Europol, said this agreement is a very good foundation for extending their already well-functioning cooperation in fighting and preventing cyber-crime in Europe and beyond. 
“It is important that we join our efforts, share our expertise and knowledge, and pursue our common objective – having a free and transparent, but also secure, cyberspace. This is another big step in the right direction for all of us,” he said.