Europol and Capgemini signs MoU to tackle cyber threats

Europol and Capgemini signs MoU to tackle cyber threats

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Capgemini to tackle cyber threats.

The partnership with the consulting, technology services and digital transformation company will have at the heart of of this collaboration joint exercises, capacity building and prevention campaigns.

When it comes to enhancing cybersecurity throughout Europe, collaboration between the private and the public sector is key for improving digital resilience and exchanging intelligence.

With this MoU, Capgemini and Europol have established and agreed to foster collaboration on various activities.

This includes the development of cyber simulation exercises, capacity building, and collaborating on prevention and awareness campaigns.

As a first step in the roadmap, earlier this month Capgemini joined the No More Ransom Project as a supporting partner. 

The Acting Head of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, Fernando Ruiz, said: ‘Finding innovative solutions to tackle cyber threats is an ongoing effort between law enforcement and private partners. Our collaboration with Capgemini is an excellent step forward in this direction. We aim to combine our knowledge and expertise to achieve a common goal: disrupting the online criminal business model.’  

Lout van Montfort, Executive Vice President of Cloud Infrastructure Services Benelux, said: “Protecting businesses, governments and citizens within the European Union from cyber threats requires cross-sectoral collaboration. As a company with a strong global presence, we aim to actively contribute to increasing the cyber resilience of the European landscape. The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding with Europol allows us to exchange expertise and best practices, so that we can work together towards a cyber secure Europe.”                                                  

Neal Path

Neal Path is a reporter covering international affairs and defense news. He leads a team of specialist technical journalists and defense forecasting analysts, working across a range of online products. Neal Path is a defense technology specialist and has written widely on most areas of defense technology, but his particular areas of interest include missile defense, precision weapons, naval warfare, sensor capabilities and military operations.
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