Kaspersky Lab teams up with INTERPOL to fight cybercrime


Kaspersky Lab, one of the world’s leaders in threat management solutions and developer of anti-virus software, has agreed to work closely with the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI). The partnership was announced after a meeting between Kaspersky Lab CEO and co-founder Eugene Kaspersky, INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald Noble, and IGCI Executive Director Noboru Nakatani.

The meeting covered cybercrime and emerging cyber threats, and also stressed collective efforts in the fight against cybercriminals to make the Internet a more secure place. Kaspersky Lab has agreed to send its top experts to the IGCI, and have also agreed to help with the IGCI’s capacity building efforts to increase the ability of law enforcement agencies worldwide to deal with cyberthreats in general.

The IGCI will help international cyber police forces by providing them with the tools and knowledge needed to tackle the cybercrime threats of the 21st century. It will help identify criminals and provide innovative training and operational support for law enforcement across the globe. The Philippines is also a member of INTERPOL, and the Philippine Center on Transnational Crime (PCTC) houses Manila INTERPOL.

“I am most pleased with the outcome of this meeting. I have been pushing for the creation of what I used to call an ‘Internet-INTERPOL’ for over a decade now, and at last it has finally come to pass,” Kaspersky said. “It should come as no surprise that we wholeheartedly support this initiative, testified to by our plans to second some of our top analysts over to the IGCI in Singapore. Soon cybercriminals will have nowhere to hide—not able to hole up in this or that country, as they have been able to up to now. The net is closing in on cybercriminals—both the proverbial one and the Internet.”

“The strong support for the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation expressed by Eugene Kaspersky, the founder and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, will provide law enforcement in our 190 member countries with the expertise to generate actionable intelligence to protect cyberspace and to bring cybercriminals to justice,” noted IGCI Executive Director Mr. Nakatani.

“Transnational crime cannot be fought in isolation, and drawing on private sector expertise and support against cybercrime is essential. Fighting cybercrime requires that law enforcement at both the national and international levels works with the private sector, particularly its forward-thinking technological leaders such as Kaspersky Lab, in order to keep pace with today’s cybercriminals,” said INTERPOL Secretary General Noble.