Fortinet signed a cooperation agreement with Interpol
For over two years, Fortinet has been an active member of the expert working group operating in Interpol, which helped in the detection of many cybercriminal operations, including a group of online fraudsters behind thousands of attacks that have exposed hundreds of victims from around the world to losses totaling USD 60 million. Fortinet has now formalized cooperation with Interpol regarding the provision of information on cyber threats. The common goal is to fight against global cybercrime and the threats to personal data protection thanks to information from the FortiGuard Labs laboratory.
According to the agreement, Fortinet will participate in Interpol's operational briefings. The specialist for threat analysis appointed by the company will cooperate with specialists from the IGCI unit (Interpol Global Complex for Innovation) and provide detailed information on the latest threats. They will help Interpol and law enforcement agencies in the fight against crimes against the protection of personal data.
Law enforcement agencies are not able to effectively fight cybercrime themselves. They must join forces with the private sector and establish relationships based on mutual trust. Thanks to the new agreement with Fortinet, Interpol will gain access to the most comprehensive sets of information on threats necessary to take effective action against cybercriminals.
comments says Silvino Schlickmann, managing director at Interpol Global Complex for Innovation.
Fortinet cooperates with public security agencies and industry organizations around the world. He is a founding member of the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) , which was established in 2015. In 2016, Fortinet announced the signing of a trade cooperation agreement under the NICP program (NATO Industry Cyber Partnership) run by the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI).
Companies and institutions are struggling with evolving threats and are increasingly feeling the lack of security specialists. Law enforcement agencies also face difficulties because cybercriminals operate across national borders. Under such conditions, a change from a reactive to a proactive approach requires access to comprehensive information about threats around the world. No company or institution is able to secure such access by itself. That is why cooperation and information exchange between organizations from the private and public sector is so important.
- sums up Jolanta Malak, regional director of Fortinet in Poland.
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