The Interpol has signed a three-year agreement with Japanese IT services and products provider NEC. As a result of the partnership, NEC will provide human and technical resources worth 7.6 million EUR ($10 million) to establish a Digital Forensic Lab and Cyber-Fusion Centre within Interpol’s Digital Crime Centre.
The Interpol Global Complex for Innovation, scheduled to open in Singapore in 2014, will be driven by the Digital Crime Centre, which will provide the police body with additional resources in its quest to fight cybercrime.
The Digital Forensic Lab will focus on identifying technologies and methodologies that could help authorities better coordinate and conduct digital crime investigations.
The Cyber-Fusion Centre, on the other hand, will provide a platform that will be utilized by law enforcement to better collaborate with the cyber security industry.
Nobuhiro Endo, the president of NEC, highlights the fact that the threats posed by cyberattacks to personal, government and corporate information have become a major issue. However, he is confident that the company’s public safety, cloud and M2M solutions can be of real aid in strengthening security on a global scale
Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble explained that the collaboration between the public and the private sectors is crucial in the battle against cybercrime, especially since the threat landscape is complex and constantly changing.
“Fighting cybercrime requires that law enforcement at the national and international level work with the private sector and forward-thinking technological leaders such as Japan’s NEC in order to keep pace with today's cybercriminals,” Noble said.
“This agreement recognizes that both Interpol and NEC can draw on one another's strengths to meet the digital crime challenges of today and tomorrow through global platforms such as Interpol’s Global Complex for Innovation.”