Europol, GCA Team on Info Exchange

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 @ 03:01 PM gHale


Europol and the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cut down on cyber risk and boost Internet security across Europe.

As part of the pact, Europol and GCA will fight cybercrime through the exchange of information on cybercrime trends and joint international projects to increase cybersecurity.

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The two organizations will partner to offer best practice recommendations that help secure companies’ networks and domains through the Internet Immunity project.

Europol and GCA will initially focus on improving adoption of the DMARC email validation policies, a tool that enables organizations to authenticate email and prevent spoofed and fraudulent email.

Additionally, as part of the common efforts in the fight against cybercrime, GCA has agreed to sign up as a supporting partner of the No More Ransom project.

“Cybercrime and cybersecurity are cross-cutting issues, and key tools must be developed to keep cybercriminals at bay,” said Rob Wainwright, Europol Director. “Establishing MoUs with organizations such as GCA, designed to confront, address, and prevent malicious cyber activity, is in line with the priorities described in Europol’s 2016 Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA).”

“We are bombarded with news reports of cyber attacks and breaches that compromise sensitive information or impair the operations of critical services or infrastructure, but greater awareness of the problem has not led to greater security,” said Phil Reitinger, president and chief executive of the Global Cyber Alliance. “Cooperative relationships focused on outcomes … will reduce systemic cyber risk in Europe and around the globe.”



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