Multinationals, govt agencies join to form cyber security protection alliance

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Multinational companies and security bodies have created the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA) to improve international law enforcement capability, the newly created entity said in a statement.

The ICSPA is a global not-for-profit organization led by multinational companies and promoted by the UK government.

It was established to protect infrastructures, businesses and citizens from increasing levels of cyber attacks, considered an imperative for governments around the world, according to ICSPA's website.

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The new entity will also share expertise, knowledge and best practices with law enforcement bodies through assistance programs to prevent or minimize the impact of cybercrime.

It will be funded by annual membership fees. Its members include companies such as Core Security Technologies, McAfee, Trend Micro, and Visa.

ICSPA has already formed a strategic partnership with the European Law Enforcement Agency, Europol.