INTERPOL and Cisco collaborate to combat cybercrime

21 November 2017

SINGAPORE – INTERPOL and Cisco have signed an agreement which will see cooperation between the two organizations to prevent and combat cybercrime.

Signed at the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore, the accord will see Cisco and INTERPOL share data relating to criminal trends in cyber-space, emerging and known cyber-threats and malicious attacks.

The agreement will enhance threat detection from around the world and also paves the way for potential future collaboration between the two organizations on training and knowledge sharing.

“The exchange of information and expertise between the public and private sectors is vital in combating cybercrime and 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,” said Noboru Nakatani, Executive Director of the IGCI.

“As cybercrime continues to escalate around the world, defenders from both the public and private sectors must meet the threat with equal force. Visibility and comprehensive threat intelligence across the cyber domain are critical to enable detection, analysis, and protection against emerging threats. We are pleased to collaborate with INTERPOL to exchange threat intelligence and find other knowledge-sharing opportunities to fight cybercrime globally,” said John N. Stewart, Senior Vice President and Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cisco.