In a bid to strengthen the global fight against cybercrime, INTERPOL and Japan’s NEC Corporation today signed a partnership agreement which will see NEC provide the world police body with vital assistance in developing core elements of the Digital Crime Centre being established within the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore.
Under the three-year agreement signed between INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble and NEC President Nobuhiro Endo, as part of a consortium including Japan’s Cyber Defense Institute Inc., LAC Co., Ltd. and Fourteenforty Research Institute Inc., NEC Corporation will provide technical and human resources worth some EUR 7.6 million to establish a Digital Forensic Lab and Cyber-Fusion Centre within INTERPOL’s Digital Crime Centre.
Providing national authorities operational support against digital crime, the Centre will be the driving force of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation which will open in Singapore in 2014.
“In recent years, the threat of cyber-attacks that target personal information as well as sensitive corporate and government information has become a major problem throughout the world,” said Nobuhiro Endo, President, NEC Corporation. “NEC’s leading public safety, cloud and M2M solutions, in partnership with INTERPOL’s police network, the largest in the world, are sure to play a major role in strengthening security on a global scale.”
INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said that transnational crime could not be fought in isolation, and that building strong partnerships with corporations such as NEC was essential to drawing on private sector expertise and support to fight cybercrime which is complex and ever 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,” said Secretary General Noble.