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05 July 2017

Media invitation to INTERPOL High Level Dialogue on Countering Cyber and Financial Crime

LYON, France – Senior figures from the public and private sectors, including finance, telecommunications and information security will be taking part in a high level dialogue on countering cyber and financial crime organized by INTERPOL.

Following the recent global ransomware attacks, the two-day (12 and 13 July) meeting in Lyon, France will provide a forum for an exchange of information and ideas on preventing cyber-enabled financial crimes and social engineering frauds to enhance virtual security.

Breakout working groups will enable participants to hold in-depth discussions and direct exchanges focusing on cooperation between law enforcement and the financial, and Internet and telecom sectors.

In addition to the opening addresses by INTERPOL President Meng Hongwei and Secretary General Jürgen Stock, the plenary sessions featuring senior officials from the US Department of Justice, IBM, Team Cymru, Alibaba, UBS, Security Brokers and Ant Financial Services will also be open to the media.

One-to-one interviews with participants may also be arranged upon request.

Journalists wishing to attend the event should complete the accreditation form and send it to the INTERPOL Press Office no later than 17h00 CET Friday 7 July. Media attending the event must bring valid identity documents to the venue.