Yesterday, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NTT Security, one of the world's leading providers of IT security solutions. The MoU was signed by Kai Grunwitz, Senior Vice President EMEA & Global Business Development at NTT Security and the Head of EC3, Steven Wilson, at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague. With this agreement, the two organisations are combining their efforts to make cyberspace safer for individuals, businesses, and governments and prevent cybercrime.
NTT Security is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with over 1.500 security experts and over 150 Mio. attacks defended annually. NTT Security is committed to sharing its threat intelligence data with industry partners and law enforcement agencies such as Europol in a secure and trusted way, as a means of better protecting global customers from the rapidly expanding cyber-crime industry. The Memorandum of Understanding defines a framework for NTT Security and Europol to exchange threat data as well as information relating to cyber security trends and industry best practice.
On the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, the Head of Europol's EC3, Steven Wilson, commented:"As criminals increasingly threaten citizens’ and businesses’ digital lives, it is vital for the law enforcement community to work closely with the global industry players to create a safe environment on the internet. We are honoured to collaborate with one of the top global telecommunication players to fight cybercrime. I am confident that the high-level of technical expertise that NTT Security will bring will result in a significant benefit to our work. Working co-operation of this type between Europol and industry is the most effective way in which we can hope to secure cyberspace for European citizens and businesses.’’
Kai Grunwitz, Senior Vice President EMEA & Global Business Development at NTT Security, said: ‘’The threat of cybercrime constantly takes on new global dimensions. Combating evolving threats requires cooperation between our public and private sectors. Law enforcement and private industry must work together to understand these threats and provide a collective approach to stemming the tide of cybercrime. With the Memorandum of Understanding with EC3, NTT Security continues to take an active role in the global fight against cybercrime.’’ He also added: ‘’The relationships we build today will prove to be valuable in the fight against cybercrime tomorrow.’’
NTT Security is the specialized security company and enables companies to deliver resilient business solutions for digital transformation needs. NTT Security has 10 SOCs, seven R&D centres, over 1,500 security experts and handles hundreds of thousands of security incidents annually across six continents.
Europol is the European Union’s law enforcement agency. Headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands, Europol supports the 28 EU Member States in their fight against terrorism, cybercrime and other serious and organised forms of crime. With over 1 200 staff members, Europol uses state-of-the art tools to support some 40 000 international investigations each year, serving as a centre for law enforcement cooperation, analytical expertise and criminal intelligence.