SINGAPORE – INTERPOL has signed a three-year agreement with Kaspersky Lab to further enhance global efforts to combat cybercrime.
Formalized at the newly opened INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore, the agreement will see the security company provide its products, intelligence and ongoing support to the world’s largest police organization and its 190 member countries.
“The complex and ever-changing nature of the cyber-threat landscape requires high-level technical expertise, and it is essential that law enforcement collaborate across sectors to effectively combat cybercrime and enhance digital security,” said INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.
“INTERPOL’s agreement with Kaspersky Lab is a significant step 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, ” added Secretary General Noble.
Kaspersky Lab will provide threat intelligence as well as hardware and software to the IGCI’s cyber-forensics laboratory. In addition to basing an expert at the IGCI, the company will also run a series of training sessions for INTERPOL officers on malware analysis, digital forensics and financial threat research.
Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, said: “I believe that our cooperation agreement with INTERPOL is an important step forward in our joint struggle against cybercrime. Digital crime is an important global threat and such a public-private partnership as ours can make a tangible difference in making the Internet safer and more secure.
“We live in a digital world where more and more devices are getting connected and more and more services are going online. Cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly significant issue for governments, international organizations and businesses all over the world,” concluded Mr Kaspersky.
As a research and development facility for the identification of crimes and criminals, the state-of-the-art IGCI will also provide innovative training and operational support for law enforcement around the world.