Europol and Kaspersky Lab expand cooperation in combating cybercrime

24 October 2014
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Europol signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kaspersky Lab, allowing for the exchange of knowledge and support between both parties, such as the provision of expertise, statistical data, trends and other strategic information. This MoU builds on existing successful cooperation between both organisations. In July this year, a joint action targeting the cybercriminal infrastructure of Shylock, a well-known online banking system Trojan, led to operational success (https://www.europol.europa.eu/content/global-action-targeting-shylock-ma...).

Cyber security awareness and education have become critical requirements for enterprises faced with an increasing volume of constantly evolving threats. Over the last two weeks, Kaspersky Lab visited Europol and met with almost 30 representatives working at Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) to discuss topics ranging from cyber security awareness to cyber forensics and malware analysis.

"In the last two weeks, experts from Kaspersky Lab's different divisions have shared their vast knowledge and insight with strategic and operational staff in EC3. By exchanging expertise and sharing know-how we improve our capabilities, which enable us to be even more effective when assisting EU Member States' front-line responders to catch an increasing number of cybercrooks, and to secure cyberspace. I am very grateful for the level of cooperation we have reached here", says Troels Oerting, head of the European Cybercrime Centre.

Eugene Kaspersky, chairman and CEO, Kaspersky Lab, said: "This truly is a major leap forward in the global fight against cybercrime. Our partnership with Europol represent pioneering achievements for the whole cyber security industry. Such public-private cooperation is vital for improving security in cyberspace."

For further information:

Europol - Ms Lisanne Kosters, Corporate Communications

Tel: +31 70 302 5001