EC3 Programme Board

The EC3 Programme Board provides the Centre with direction as to how to achieve its goals and fulfil its officially assigned tasks, building on partnerships, shared responsibility and cooperation with all Board members.

The Programme Board is the main platform where the activities of the various actors in the domain of strengthening cyber security and fighting cybercrime can be aligned.

Since 2013, within the framework of the European Multidisciplinary Platform Against Criminal Threats (EMPACT) and the EU crime priority “Cybercrime”, the drivers of each of the sub-priorities (Cyber Attacks, Child Sexual Exploitation and Payment Card Fraud) have become members as well.

The current members  of the Programme Board are

 

EC3 Advisory Groups

Established by the EC3 Programme Board and reporting to it, dedicated advisory groups have been created in order to foster closer cooperation with its leading non-law enforcement partners.  They help to strengthen practical cooperation between law enforcement and key domains, such as internet security and financial services.

Members

Akamai, Anubis Networks, Bitdefender, Blackberry, Check Point, ENISA, Fox-IT, GroupIB, IRISSCERT, Kaspersky, Intel Security, Microsoft, Mnemonic, Trend Micro, UNICRI, SSH Communications Security, Stuart Hyde Associates, Symantec, S21Sec, Shadowserver Foundation and European Commission (DG Home).

Internet Security

With a view of getting a clear overview of the needs and priorities for internet security in the context of the cross-border fight against cybercrime, the purpose of the Group is to:

  • bring knowledge and expertise to the Programme Board on matters related to internet security;
  • update and share all relevant information and expertise on developments in the area of internet security;
  • assist the Programme Board in defining priorities for the work of the EC3 in this area, including advising on the cooperation with CERTs and other relevant partners and on developing concepts for enhanced prevention of cybercrime;
  • assist the EC3 Programme Board in striking the right balance between disruption and prevention on the one hand and investigation and prosecution on the other.

The Programme Board may also consult the group on any matter relating to internet security in relation to the fight against cybercrime.

 

Members  

ABI Lab, American Express, Banking and Payment Federation Ireland, Barclays, Betaalvereniging Nederland, Bitpay, Circle Internet Financial, Citibank, Credit Suisse, CSIS Security Group, Danske Bank, Erste Bank, European Central Bank, European Banking Federation, FS-ISAC, ING Bank, MasterCard, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Royal Bank of Scotland, SWIFT, UBS, Ukrainian Interbank Payment Systems Members Association ‘EMA’, Verifone, VISA, Western Union and European Commission (DG Home).

Financial Services

With a view of getting a clear overview of the needs and priorities for retail/financial services in the context of the fight against cybercrime, the purpose of the Group is to:

  • bring knowledge and expertise to the Programme Board on the impact of cybercrime on financial services and on how these sectors can assist in the prevention  and combating of cybercrime;
  • update and share all relevant information and expertise on developments in the area of cybercrime that affect financial services;
  • assist the Programme Board in defining priorities for the work of EC3 in this area, including advising on the cooperation the with financial services and on developing concepts for enhanced prevention;
  • advise the Programme Board on how to increase the sharing/exchange of information between law enforcement and financial services.

The Programme Board may also consult the group on any matter relating to financial services in relation to the fight against cybercrime.

 

 

Communication Providers

Members  

Aconite Internet Solutions, Belgacom/Proximus, British Telecom, Cybersecurity Advisors Network, Ericsson, EuroISPA, ICT Netherlands, KPN, Orange, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Portugal Telecom, RIPE NCC,  Tele2 Telecommunication GmBH, Telecom Italia, Telefonica ,Telenor and European Commission (DG Home).

With a view of getting a clear overview of the needs and priorities for Communication Providers in the context of the cross-border fight against cybercrime, the purpose of the Group is to:

  • bring knowledge and expertise to the Programme Board on matters related to internet communications, in particular in regard to cybercrime
  • update and share all relevant information and expertise on developments in the area of internet communications;
  • assist the Programme Board in defining priorities for the work of the EC3 in this area, including by advising on the cooperation with ISPs, Telcos, including mobile operators,  CERTs and other relevant partners and on developing concepts for enhanced prevention of cybercrime;
  • assist the EC3 Programme Board in striking the right balance between disruption and prevention on the one hand and investigation and prosecution on the other.

The Programme Board may also consult the group on any matter relating to communication providers in relation to the fight against cybercrime.