Europol, Capgemini Draw Bead on Cyber Threats

June 1, 2020

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation. Joint exercises, capacity building and prevention campaigns will be at the heart of this collaboration.

When it comes to enhancing cybersecurity throughout Europe, collaboration between the private and the public sector is essential 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.”

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