Interpol, Cisco Team Up to Combat Global Cybercrime

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The International Criminal Police Organization or Interpol will be joining forces with major technology company Cisco to fight global cybercrime.

As an international organization that facilitates international police cooperation, Interpol is teaming up with the networking tech giant to assist them by sharing their expertise in threat detection, data sharing, and to offer a more efficient procedure of knowing cybersecurity threats on an international scale.

The two organizations signed up for partnership with the hope to train both Cisco and Interpol workers alike.

Cisco’s senior VP and chief security and trust officer John N. Steward shared that they are happy with the collaboration with Interpol because the organization can help them in terms of knowledge-sharing opportunities and discuss threat intelligence to battle against global cybercrime.

“As cybercrime continues to escalate around the world, defenders from both the public and private sectors must meet the threat with equal force," said Steward.

Noboru Nakatani, executive director of Interpol Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI), also shared that to combat cybercrime, no company or country can do it alone. Their agreement with Cisco will give them access to significant cyber-threat information to also help them prevent attacks, said Nakatani.

The collaboration news came after Interpol announced the same partnership with British telecommunications company BT Group.