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Cisco and INTERPOL collaborates to combat cybercrime

By Yrda Veanssa Sy Fernandez - on 1 Dec 2017, 9:05am

Cisco and INTERPOL collaborates to combat cybercrime

Cisco, the worldwide technology leader, and the INTERPOL, the world’s largest international police organization, have announced on November 21, 2017 an agreement that they are both sharing threat intelligence as the first step in jointly fighting cybercrime.

This collaboration is spearheaded by INTERPOL Global Complex Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore (INTERPOL’s global cybercrime center). The alliance will see the two organizations develop a coordinated and focused approach to data sharing. This not only will allow for quick threat detection around the world, but also pave the way for potential future collaboration on training and knowledge sharing.

“This agreement, signed in Singapore, demonstrates the country’s growing importance in the Asia Pacific region and on the world stage as a center for battling cybercrime and driving cybersecurity innovation. We are part of a diverse region with differing levels of technological maturity. This initiative represents an important step in creating a unified strategy to reduce digital risks and enable economic growth without the fear of digital threats and attacks,” shares Naveen Menon, President of Cisco Southeast Asia.

John N. Stewart, Senior Vice President and Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cisco (left) and Noboru Nakatani, Executive Director of IGCI (right). (Image from ZDNET)

From the network to the endpoint to the cloud, Cisco’s best-of-breed security offerings and its architectural approach help customers secure their organizations more effectively. Cisco gas a comprehensive security portfolio designed to work together to see a threat at once and stop it everywhere and that changes the security equation. Cisco blocks 19.7 billion threats a day through its Collective Security Intelligence, enabled by Cisco Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group.

“The exchange of information and expertise between the public and private sectors is vital in combating cybercrime. No country or company can do this alone. INTERPOL’s agreement with Cisco provides us, and law enforcement in our 192 member countries, with access to important cyber-threat information which will help us not only detect attacks but also help prevent them,” says Noboru Nakatani, Executive Director of IGCI.

The agreement between Cisco and INTERPOL supports the organization’s programs of targeting both “pure cybercrime” and cyber-enabled crimes to assist member countries with identifying cyberattacks and their perpetrators.