International businesses, government and law enforcement agencies are coming together in a bid to tackle cyber crime.
Launching in London today, the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA) is focused on taking the fight to cyber criminals. It plans to disrupt their activities by providing more resources, tools and expertise to law enforcement agencies in countries that face the greatest challenges or potentially act as hosts; helping them be more successful in their fight against cybercrime.
In welcoming the launch of the ICSPA, UK Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, said: "Our government has already injected an additional £650m to help improve our national infrastructure and protect against cybercrime, but the very nature of this threat calls for more than a national response; it demands a truly global response and that is what the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance is all about."
With support from its founding member companies, including McAfee Inc, Cassidian Systems (an EADS company), Trend Micro and Visa Europe, ICSPA's goal is to improve international law enforcement capability and capacity to help protect businesses and their customers against this unprecedented threat.
Chaired by former Home Secretary, the Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, the ICSPA, an international business-led not-for-profit organization, is co-ordinating a new global and collaborative approach to deal with the aggressive growth in cybercrime.
In a significant development, Europol, the European law enforcement agency, will form a strategic partnership with the ICSPA.