Kaspersky, INTERPOL Join Hands to Fight Crime

  • Tweet  
  • LinkedIn  
  • Facebook  
  • Google plus  
  • Send to Kindle
  • Send to  

After years of goading international law enforcement officials over the need for a global effort to fight cybercrime, noted security expert turned software mogul Eugene Kaspersky is throwing his company’s efforts into a new joint project with INTERPOL aimed at thwarting cybercriminals.

[caption id="attachment_22360" align="alignright" width="200"]Eugene Kaspersky Eugene Kaspersky[/caption]

Cue the James Bond music.

Related articles

After years of goading international law enforcement officials over the need for a global effort to fight cybercrime, noted Russian security expert turned software mogul Eugene Kaspersky is throwing his company’s efforts behind a new joint project with INTERPOL aimed at identifying cybercriminals and providing innovative training and operational support for law enforcement across the globe.

The project, due to be in full swing by 2014, will see experts from Kaspersky Lab working directly with the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) to provide ongoing support and threat intelligence. Kaspersky, the CEO and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, has also agreed to help IGCI build out its capacity to deal with global cyberthreats in general.

The joint effort was spawned after a meeting Kaspersky hosted in Moscow earlier this week with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald Noble and IGCI Executive Director Noboru Nakatani where the three discussed the importance of collective efforts to fight cybercriminals and ways to secure the Internet.

“I have been pushing for the creation of what I used to call an ‘Internet INTERPOL’ for over a decade now, and at last it has finally come to pass,” Kaspersky said. “It should come as no surprise that we wholeheartedly support this initiative, testified to by our plans to [transfer] some of our top analysts over to the IGCI in Singapore.

“Soon cybercriminals will have nowhere to hide -- not able to hole up in this or that country, as they have been able to up to now,” Kaspersky added. “The net is closing in on  cybercriminals, both the proverbial one and the Internet.”

According to the IGCI’s Nakatani, Kaspersky’s commitment to providing expert support to his group’s law enforcement efforts across 190 countries  will help “generate actionable intelligence to protect cyberspace and to bring cybercriminals to justice.”

“Transnational crime cannot be fought in isolation, and drawing on private sector expertise and support against cybercrime is essential,” INTERPOL’s Noble added. “Fighting cybercrime requires that law enforcement at both the national and international levels work with the private sector, particularly its forward-thinking technological leaders such as Kaspersky Lab, in order to keep pace with today’s cybercriminals.”

Kaspersky, named last year as one of Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers, was also recognized in January as Channelnomics’ overall 2012 Channel Influencer of the Year, in part due to his consistent evangelizing on the need for global cybercops as well as his steadfast commitment to promoting important business strategies for his channel-friendly company’s growing legion of loyal resellers.

And since it's Friday, enjoy Matt Monro's classic Bond tune "From Russia With Love."

  • Tweet  
  • LinkedIn  
  • Facebook  
  • Google plus  
  • Send to Kindle
  • Send to  
More on Channel Business
Man spending cash

HP: CPGs spending more on IT

Giant examines changing IT needs and CIO roles in CPG market

iceberg-arches-melting-into-freezing-blue-sea

What do global warming, evolution and waning partner loyalty have in common?

Partners won't stick around forever if they're unhappy

Handshake in London

Lenovo reshuffles line-up of top execs

Vendor announces new corporate president amid a management rejig

anonymous

CompTIA Business Model Benchmark in need of more granularity

Use of anonymous participants may raise questions

Visitor comments
Add comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
In-depth
technology-doctor-healthcare

Prevention vs. cure: Dealing with security breaches

U.S.Secret Service agent says focus needs to shift from prevention to incident identification

Three shrubs in a row each larger than the other

Microsoft, SkyKick make long-term Office 365 channel play

Microsoft and SkyKick launch a strategy to get — and keep — partners on the cloud-based productivity platform

america-new-york-web

Coming from America: Overseas expansion in vogue

Scality’s new operation in Tokyo draws attention to the ‘going global’ trend

iceberg-arches-melting-into-freezing-blue-sea

What do global warming, evolution and waning partner loyalty have in common?

Partners won't stick around forever if they're unhappy