International body ICSPA to fight cybercrime globally

Posted in: Legal & Security at 06/07/2011 14:36

The International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA) has been set up to fight cybercrime on a global scale.

Launched in London on Tuesday, the new body unites governments, international businesses and law enforcement agencies, including Europol.

Major security companies such as McAfee and Trend Micro have also signed up.

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The group, called the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA), represents private industry's response to cybercrime, which has exceeded the capacity of law enforcement to contain, said John Lyons, the organization's CEO.

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