Intel and Europol Rub Shoulders in Fight against Cybercrime

November 24, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A new Memorandum of Understanding signed by Intel’s McAfee and Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) will now bring the duo together in the fight against cybercrime. The MoU will enable the two to share practices as well as non-operational data related to cybercrime.

The MoU was signed by EC3 for expanding the fight against cybercrime which proves fruitless when dealt with by law enforcement alone. Troels Oerting, Head of the EC3, says that the MoU will help curb cybercrimes more effectively while being a boon to law-abiding internet users.

Intel Security, which now owns McAfee, has worked with EC3 in the past. The new deal has been termed as exciting by Raj Samani, chief technology officer for EMEA at Intel Security.

He added that the joint expertise will be able to address the cybercrime menace on a larger scale.


The signing of the MoU will lead to joint efforts by McAfee and Europol in addressing identified cybercriminal campaigns.

The duo will also be participating in events to deal with cybercrime identification and practices to bring it down. Technical information on cyber-attacks and non-operational data will be exchanged under the MoU between Intel Security and EC3.

Law Enforcement forces had been associated with cyber security providers in the recent past for broadening the fight against cybercrime.

The Convention on Cybercrime of the Council of Europe is the only instrument dealing with cybercrimes at present. It has been given the consent by around 30 countries.

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