Kaspersky Lab broadens cooperation with Interpol, Europol
By Digital News Asia October 2, 2014
- To provide products, intelligence and support to Interpol’s centre in Singapore
- Includes hardware and software to establish and run IGCI’s digital forensics laboratory
KASPERSKY Lab said it has signed an agreement with Interpol and a memorandum of understanding with Europol to extend the scope of cooperation between the company and the law enforcement agencies in their joint fight against cybercrime.
On Sept 30, Kaspersky Lab chairman and chief executive officer Eugene Kaspersky and Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble signed a cooperation agreement under which the security company will provide its products, intelligence, and ongoing support to the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore.
The following day, Kaspersky and Troels Oerting, Europol’s assistant director and head of its European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), signed a memorandum of understanding between Kaspersky Lab and the EU’s law enforcement agency which paves the way for closer cooperation between the two organisations.
Both signing ceremonies took place in Singapore, which is hosting the Interpol-Europol Cybercrime Conference from Oct 1-3.
“This truly is a major leap forward in the global fight against cybercrime,” said Kaspersky.
“Our partnerships with Interpol and Europol represent pioneering achievements for the whole cybersecurity industry. Such public-private cooperation is vital for improving security in cyberspace,” he added.
Under the new agreement with Interpol, Kaspersky Lab 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.
The company will also organise and run a series of training sessions for Interpol officers in malware analysis, digital forensics and financial threat research.
Kaspersky Lab said it has been working with Interpol since April 2013. One of the company’s top malware analysts will be temporarily relocated to IGCI.
“The complex and ever-changing nature of the cyber-threat landscape requires high-level technical expertise, and it is essential that law enforcement collaborates across sectors to effectively combat cybercrime and enhance digital security,” said Noble.
“Interpol's agreement with Kaspersky Lab is a significant step forward towards forging a global alliance against cybercrime and ensuring that we provide our member countries with the most up-to-date support in addressing these threats,” he added.
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