Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NTT Security, a provider of IT security solutions. With this agreement, the two organizations are combining their efforts to make cyberspace safer for individuals, businesses, and governments and prevent cybercrime.
NTT Security has over 1,500 security experts and defends over 150 million attacks annually. NTT Security shares its threat intelligence data with industry partners and law enforcement agencies such as Europol in a secure and trusted way, as a means of better protecting global customers from the rapidly expanding cyber-crime industry. The MoU defines a framework for NTT Security and Europol to exchange threat data as well as information relating to cyber security trends and industry best practice.
On the signing of the MoU, the Head of Europol’s EC3, Steven Wilson said it is vital for the law enforcement community to work closely with global industry players to create a safe environment on the internet. “We are honoured to collaborate with one of the top global telecommunication players to fight cybercrime. I am confident that the high-level of technical expertise that NTT Security will bring will result in a significant benefit to our work. Working co-operation of this type between Europol and industry is the most effective way in which we can hope to secure cyberspace for European citizens and businesses.’’
Kai Grunwitz, Senior Vice President EMEA & Global Business Development at NTT Security, said combating evolving threats requires cooperation between public and private sectors. “Law enforcement and private industry must work together to understand these threats and provide a collective approach to stemming the tide of cybercrime. The relationships we build today will prove to be valuable in the fight against cybercrime tomorrow.’’