Cisco and Interpol partner to jointly fight cybercrime

Global technology firm Cisco has partnered with the world’s largest international police organisation, Interpol, to jointly combat cybercrime.

A collaboration agreement was signed by the two companies at Interpol’s global cybercrime centre, the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI), in Singapore.

The agreement will support Interpol’s cybercrime related programmes which in turn will help assist member countries in identifying cyber attacks and the perpetrators behind them.

Both the parties will initially share threat intelligence and work towards developing a coordinated and focused approach to data sharing.

The objective of such an approach is to allow quick threat detection to fight cybercrime globally and look for potential future collaboration opportunities on training and knowledge sharing.

IGCI executive director Noboru Nakatani said: “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.”

Cisco Southeast Asia president Naveen Menon said: “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.”

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About 19.7 billion threats are blocked every day by Cisco’s Collective Security Intelligence technology.

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