Kaspersky and Interpol join forces to net cybercriminals

Infotech Lead America:  To help fight cybercrime, Kaspersky Lab has joined hands with the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI).

Kaspersky Lab has agreed to help with the IGCI’s capacity building efforts to empower law enforcement agencies to deal with cyberthreats in general. IGCI will be focusing on fighting cybercrime in all 190 Interpol member countries.

Focussing on the topics of cybercrime and emerging cyberthreats, a meeting was held at Kaspersky Lab’s headquarters in Moscow between Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, Ronald Noble, Interpol secretary general, and Noboru Nakatani, IGCI executive director.

Kaspersky Lab and IGCI realize the importance of a joint effort to fight cybercrime. Kaspersky Lab has confirmed it plans to send its experts to the IGCI once it becomes operational in 2014, to provide functional support and threat intelligence that will benefit cyber police in Interpol member countries.

Kaspersky will help the Singapore based IGCI equip international cyber police forces with the necessary tools and knowledge needed to better tackle the cybercrime threats of the 21st century. One of the methods used will be to identify criminals and impart training and operational support to law enforcement worldwide.

According to a research conducted by Russia’s leading cyber security company Group-IB, damage from cybercrime worldwide in 2011 came to $12.5 billion, up by $5.5 billion up in  2010.

Eugene Kaspersky noted that the initiative will leave cybercriminals no place to hide as the net is closing in on them.

ABI research estimates that global spending on financial critical infrastructure security will total $17.14 billion by the end of 2017.

Interpol secretary general Noble said: “Transnational crime cannot be fought in isolation, and drawing on private sector expertise and support against cybercrime is essential.”

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