Europol and Orange ink agreement on cybersecuirty
The collaboration will integrate their expertise and reinforce their efforts to create a safer cyberspace for citizens, businesses and governments.
The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation 'Europol' has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with French multinational telecommunications corporation 'Orange' for enhanced cooperation and information sharing on cyber threats and major attacks, for a safer and secure cyberspace.
The agreement was inked by Jean-Luc Moliner, Orange Head of Group Security, and Steven Wilson, Head of Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and it defines a framework for Orange and Europol to exchange information on the status of threats to the network and cybercrime trends.
As part of the agreement, Orange will enhance and enrich this data by exchanging its technical expertise and sharing indicators it observes on its networks, such as spam, DDoS attacks, fraud, and cyber attacks on mobiles or banking services.
"As a telecommunications operator with operations in seven European countries, Orange is keenly aware of the need for international coordination on fraud and cybercrime. Thanks to our work with the relevant authorities in each country and the experience it has given us, we will be able to capitalize on this agreement with Europol to offer our customers and all web users a safer Internet. With close to a thousand experts in its Cybersecurity Division, Orange is a key player in Europe," says Jean-Luc Moliner.
The collaboration will integrate their expertise and reinforce their efforts to create a safer cyberspace for citizens, businesses and governments. Europol created the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) in 2013 to strengthen the law enforcement response to cybercrime in the EU in a bid to better protect EU citizens, businesses and governments from online crime.