NTT Security partners with Europol in concerted bid to bolster threat intelligence

NTT Security, the specialist security company of the NTT Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3). This move forms part of its committment to sharing its strategic threat intelligence with industry partners and law enforcement agencies to prevent cyber crime globally.

The new MoU defines a framework for NTT Security and Europol to exchange strategic threat intelligence as well as information relating to cyber security trends and industry Best Practice. Trust building through public-private sector partnerships is a priorty for NTT Security as it looks to enhance it’s relationship with EC3 which now includes NTT Security’s Global Threat Intelligence and Incident Centre.

As part of the agreement, NTT Security will support EC3’s mission to strengthen the law enforcement response to cyber crime and engage on a range of pertinent areas including input to the annual Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment, Europol’s flagship strategic report on the emerging threats and developments in cyber crime and the key recommendations to law enforcement, policy makers and regulators to allow them to respond to cyber crime in an effective and concerted manner.

On the signing of the MoU, Kai Grunwitz (senior vice-president for the EMEA at NTT Security) stated: “Europol works on all aspects of cyber crime, from botnet take-down and spear phishing right through to cryptomining, cryptojacking and The Dark Web. It therefore relies on collaboration with private sector security specialists like NTT Security for enhanced strategic threat intelligence. Our partnership with Europol reinforces the critical role that threat intelligence plays in the fight against cyber attackers and how, by working together, we can make the digital world safer for individuals, businesses and Governments.”

Steven Wilson, head of Europol’s EC3, responded: “As criminals increasingly threaten citizens’ and businesses’ digital lives, it’s vital for the law enforcement community to work closely with the global industry players in creating a safe environment on the Internet. We’re honoured to collaborate with one of the top global telecommunication players to fight cyber crime. I’m confident that the high level of technical expertise NTT Security brings 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 cyber space for European citizens and businesses.”

Europol is one of many partners with whom NTT Security collaborates. Others include the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance, the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers, the Cyber Threat Alliance and the Forum of Incident Response Teams.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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