Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/06/icspa/

Security giants join forces to train cops on cybercrime

Tech-savvy iPlods will be better able to fend off attacks

By Team Register

Posted in Law, 6th July 2011 09:00 GMT

Net security firms have lent their support to a new group that is seeking to provide cybercrime training for law enforcement officials as part of a wider fight against cybercrime.

McAfee and Trend Micro have both pledged to support the fledgling International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA). The international business-led not-for-profit organization will be chaired by former Home Secretary, David Blunkett MP.

Security firms routinely collaborate with law enforcement and to provide technology and (less frequently) training without charge, so ICPSA seems to be more about formalising such relationships than doing anything new, as such. ®