Europol joins forces with private corporations to construct a cybernetic space

La corporació BT –btplc.comThe BT Corporation –, one of the largest IT security companies in the world– has signed an agreement memorandum with Europol to share knowledge of threats and cybernetic attacks. In this way, the two organisations reinforce their efforts to create a cybernetic space aimed at citizens, companies and governments, by exchanging intelligence, detecting threats and protecting data.

From the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), it is believed that the understanding between Europol and the BT Company will improve capacities and increase effectiveness in the prevention, persecution and interruption of cybernetic crime. Labour cooperation of this kind between Europol and industry is the most efficient way to guarantee a cyberspace for citizens and European companies.

The memorandum feels that cross-border cooperation is the key to stopping the worldwide cybercrime epidemic. They think that cybernetic security intelligence, experience and practice must be better shared in order to help to show and take measures against organised gangs of criminals in the dark corners of the network.

At the start of this year, the first telecommunications supplier in the world began to operate in order to start to share information about malicious programming and websites with Internet suppliers via an online portal, the Malware Information Exchange Platform(PSIM). Since the launching of the platform, the BT worldwide team, with over 2,500 cybernetic security experts, have had collaboration to identify and share 200,000 malicious web domains. The recipients of the threat-related intelligence from BT have the capacity to adopt specific measures against specific identified threats.

Europol created the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) in 2013 to strengthen the response with the application of the cybernetic crime law in the European Union. There is also a Joint Task force Action Taskforce (J-CAT) in operation, which aims to boost intelligence and coordinated action against the main threats and cybercrime objectives to facilitate identification, priorities, preparation and the initiation of investigations and cross-border operations for its members.


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