Europol and the World Economic Forum team up to improve cybersecurity

25 May 2018
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Europol and the World Economic Forum (WEF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a mutual framework of cooperation to foster a safer cyber environment for citizens, organisations and businesses.

The aim of this collaboration is to develop a more robust and resilient global cyber security approach by promoting private-public partnerships. The WEF has recently launched a Global Cyber Security Centre together with Europol, where they will engage in joint efforts to improve the fight against cybercrime by exchanging knowledge, expertise and information on cyber threats.

Europol and the WEF will exchange expertise, such as, but not limited to, best practice, statistical data, technical information or cybercrime trends between the two parties and cooperate when implementing projects in common areas of interest.

Mr Steven Wilson, Head of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol, said: "As criminals increasingly threaten citizens’ and businesses’ digital lives, it is vital for the law enforcement community to work closely with the global business community to create a safe cyber environment. Europol has been supporting the WEF cyber initiatives for many years and this MoU will strengthen our cooperation. We are looking forward to working with the Forum’s Global Cybersecurity Centre to collectively contribute to thwarting cyber threats and to making the internet a safe place for everyone."