INTERPOL hopes Cisco will be able to help it detect and prevent cyber attacks after the tech company agreed to share intelligence with the crime agency.

Cisco’s security team will provide unspecified intelligence to INTERPROL on a range of cyber threats.

The vendor offers a range of security solutions for devices and IT networks, claiming to block 19.7 billion threats a day.

INTERPOL plans to use the data to tackle both criminal activity against information systems, known as "pure cyber crime", as well as conventional crime conducted through the internet.

The agreement is intended to be a first step towards future collaboration on training and knowledge sharing between the two organisations.

John N. Stewart (pictured, left), Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cisco, said: “As cyber crime continues to escalate around the world, defenders from both the public and private sectors must meet the threat with equal force.

“Visibility and comprehensive threat intelligence across the cyber domain are critical to enable detection, analysis, and protection against emerging threats.”

Noboru Nakatani (pictured, right), Executive Director of INTERPOL’s security research team, said: “The exchange of information and expertise between the public and private sectors is vital in combating cybercrime. No country or company can do this alone.

“INTERPOL’s agreement with Cisco provides us, and law enforcement in our 192 member countries, with access to important cyber-threat information which will help us not only detect attacks but also help prevent them.”

BT signed a similar data-sharing agreement with INTERPOL in October, the first collaboration agreement signed by the police agency with a telecoms provider.

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