Palo Alto Networks inks deal with INTERPOL to combat cybercrime

The agreement formalises the cooperation between Palo Alto Networks and INTERPOL

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Palo Alto Networks inks deal with INTERPOL to combat cybercrime  The collaboration aims to combat criminal trends in cyberspace, cyber threats and cybercrme on a global scale.
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  August 12, 2017

Palo Alto Networks has signed a Data Exchange Agreement with INTERPOL where it aims to tackle the rising threat of cybercrime.

The collaboration aims to combat criminal trends in cyberspace, cyber threats and cybercrme on a global scale by sharing such information generated by Palo Alto Networks and Unit 42, its threat intelligence team.

Additionally, a threat intelligence expert from Unit 42 will be assigned to work alongside INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) to understand the security landscape.

Noboru Nakatani, executive director, ICGI, said: ‘Tackling cybercrime is not something that law enforcement can do in isolation. Cooperation with the private sector is essential if we are to effectively combat this global phenomenon. INTERPOL's agreement with Palo Alto Networks is an important step in our ongoing efforts to ensure law enforcement worldwide has access to the information they need to combat cyber threats which are a significant issue for both the public and private sectors."

Sean Duca, vice president and regional chief security officer for Asia-Pacific, Palo Alto Networks, added: "This collaboration marks a mutual commitment to information sharing, which is necessary in preventing successful cyberattacks.

"Together with INTERPOL, we can continue to raise awareness and educate business leaders and reduce the collective cybersecurity risk over time."

Palo Alto Networks and INTERPOL have been in collaboration for a while now and recently Palo Alto Networks was one of seven private sector companies that provided support to an INTERPOL-led operation targeting cybercrime across the ASEAN region.

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