Europol Inks Cybersecurity MoU’s

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 @ 04:05 PM gHale

The global movement means cybersecurity knows no boundaries so with that said, Europol signed two memorandums of understanding (MoU) related to security cooperation.

One MoU is with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and one with the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), the European Defense Agency (EDA), and the EU’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-EU).

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The memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed last Wednesday between Europol, ENISA, EDA and CERT-EU establishes a cooperation framework on cyber security and cyber defense.
https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/four-eu-cybersecurity-organisations-enhance-cooperation

The agreement focuses on cyber exercises, education and training, exchange of information, strategic and administrative matters, and technical cooperation. The MoU also allows cooperation in other areas that may turn out to be important for all four organizations.

“EDA supports Member States in the development of their defense capabilities. As such, we also act as the military interface to EU policies,” said Jorge Domecq, chief executive of the EDA. “Today’s Memorandum of Understanding is an important step toward increased civil-military cooperation and synergies in the area of cyber security and cyber defense.”

“The EU institutions, bodies and agencies rely on the specialized skills and tools in threat intelligence and incident response of CERT-EU. But, we don’t maintain these capacities by acting alone. That is why acting together with our peers and partners in the other signatories to this Memorandum is so important,” said Ken Ducatel, acting head of CERT-EU.

Along the line lines of signing MoU’s, Europol inked a pact Friday with the WEF that focuses on establishing a cooperation framework whose goal is to make cyberspace safe for individuals, businesses and organizations.

The WEF and Europol unveiled the launch of a Global Cyber Security Centre located in Geneva, Switzerland.

As part of the new agreement, Europol and WEF will collaborate on the implementation of projects in common areas of interest, best practices, technical information on cybercrime, and statistical data.



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