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Trend Micro (EMEA) hosts international anti-cybercrime event

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Trend Micro (EMEA) hosts international anti-cybercrime event

Trend Micro (EMEA) hosts international anti-cybercrime event

Cybercrime experts, international police, investigative researchers and leading security organisations are convening for a meeting of the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA) in Ireland this week.

Trend Micro, a global cloud security organisation, is hosting the ICSPA event at its offices in Cork, where a significant senior threat research team works with international police and security forces on a daily basis to defy and foil the work of cybercriminals.

“As one of the founding members of the ICSPA, we are committed to supporting the work of this international organization," said Anthony O'Mara, senior vice president, Trend Micro EMEA. "Concerted action and a collaborative approach is required internationally to tackle cybercriminal activity, which is becoming more sophisticated and more widespread. This is a global problem and requires an integrated solution across all countries."

Attendees from Europol, the European Police Agency, the European Cybercrime Task Force, the New South Wales Police Cybersquad and An Garda Siochana were among those participating at the event in Cork. A series of workshops defining future threats and combative activities will take place and a memorandum of understanding between the organisations will be signed to underline the commitment to collaborating in the fight against cybercrime.

“During the past 24 months, critical infrastructure in countries around the world have been under daily cyber attack from both organised criminal networks and state-sponsored entities," said John Lyons, CEO of the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance.

"Cybercrime is notoriously difficult to tackle given the international structure and capabilities of some of the criminal networks we see in operation. It used to be inherently difficult to combine international efforts to fight cybercrime. Project 2020, being discussed here today, will deliver information and recommendations that raise awareness amongst governments, businesses and citizens to help them prepare their defences against future threats. The project will deliver policy briefs and white papers on evolving threat scenarios, and establish a monitoring mechanism to assist organisations that combat cybercrime", he added.

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