ICSPA - International Cyber Security Protection Alliance

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In the Commonwealth:

In November 2011, the ICSPA signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work in partnership with Comnet, the Commonwealth Secretariat’s ICT Foundation.  This partnership will see the ICSPA and its member companies, law enforcement and partners working together with to support countries of the Commonwealth who have requested assistance in four key areas:

  1. Legislative frameworks and cyber laws, justice and prosecution services.

  2. Enhancing law enforcement capability and capacity in the prevention, detection and investigation of cyber criminality.

  3. Providing improved cyber protection for Government and Critical National Infrastructures.

  4. Helping roll-out public information education, awareness and training programmes and campaigns on cyber security issues aimed at citizens and small / medium sized businesses

 

Such assistance will be provided as part of the implementation of the “Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative (CCI)” – a programme of work which received approval from the 54 Commonwealth Heads of Governments at their meeting in Perth, Australia in October 2011.

Work began on implementing the CCI programme in West Africa at the beginning of 2012.  This successful first engagement has resulted in further work being requested by other nations in Africa and the Caribbean. This work will begin towards the end of 2012, into 2013 and beyond.

In Latin America:

We launched ICSPA Latin America in Colombia in August 2012, and in conjunction with our Member company, Digiware, based in Bogota, we will be rolling out programmes of work in Colombia and elsewhere in South America in the years ahead.

In Europe:

Working with our strategic law enforcement partner, Europol, we will be implementing projects across Europe and into surrounding and neighbouring countries to help governments, law enforcement agencies, businesses and citizens with cyber crime and cyber security resilience programmes.