Trend Micro and Interpol in 3yr agreement to combat cyber-threats
By Digital News Asia October 6, 2014
- Follows collaboration announced last year which involved training programmes
- New pact includes sharing threat analyses and use of Trend Micro products
TREND Micro Inc, which last year announced it was collaborating with Interpol, has now announced a three-year agreement to help support the international police organisation and its 190 member countries with additional knowledge, resources and tactics to decrease cybercrime on a global scale.
Last year, Trend Micro said it would deliver training programmes to Interpol, government and/ or police organisations in various participating countries, and major companies that manage basic infrastructure, with its expertise and best practices to address emerging digital crime at the national and international level.
With the new agreement, Trend Micro will over the next three years share its threat information analysis with Interpol officers through its Trend Micro Threat Intelligence Service, the company said.
The goal of this initiative is to investigate, deter and ultimately prevent cybercrimes, it added. This effort will also help to bridge the gap in information-sharing between the public and private sectors.
“We are proud to support Interpol in its vital role combatting cybercrime across the globe,” said Trend Micro chief executive officer Eva Chen (pic).
“Our partnership with Interpol will provide tools, training and human resources to strengthen its team’s capability to fight criminal activity around the world,” she added.
Trend Micro will also assist Interpol in providing a cybercrime investigation training programme to improve techniques and increase capabilities of member countries conducting a growing number of investigations.
To support these new initiatives, a Trend Micro security researcher will be onsite at the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore.
Trend Micro products which will be available to Interpol for use at the IGCI, and beyond, include OfficeScan, InterScan Web Security and PortalProtect to secure portals and endpoints; ScanMail Suite and InterScan Messaging Security to provide secure communications; and Deep Security to protect web-based applications.
“As the world’s largest international police organisation, Interpol has a responsibility to forge partnerships across all sectors to ensure our member countries have access to the tools and resources they need to assist investigators to prevent and solve crimes,” said its Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.
“Trend Micro’s strong support for the IGCI will enable us to leverage its expertise in supporting each of our 190 member countries in its efforts to combat cyber-threats,” he added.
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