The European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) has announced that Raj Samani has been appointed as cyber crime advisor.
Joining a panel of industry figures including Eugene Kaspersky, Brian Honan and Trend Micro’s Rik Ferguson, the division of Europol is involved in the investigating and liaison between the European Union member states and other agencies.
Having been opened on New Year’s Day this year, it will be the focal point in the EU’s fight against criminal activity online, through building operational and analytical capacity for investigations and cooperation with international partners in the pursuit of an EU free from cyber crime.
Samani told IT Security Guru that the board will be involved in analysing cyber crime trends, technical innovation in the market as well as looking at industry research.
“Cyber crime is a global issue that demands a stronger public-private partnership, and I’m honoured to be offering my assistance to the excellent work conducted by the team at EC3,” he said.
“You also hear about the concept of the public and private sector working in partnership, but there needs to be a role model of it and with Kaspersky, McAfee, Trend Micro and others working with law enforcement with threats, this is a culmination of what we can do when we collaborate together.”