Trend Micro to share threat information with Interpol

Security software provider Trend Micro will share its threat information analysis with global police agency Interpol for the next three years, in a bid to bridge the gap in information sharing between the public and private sectors.

Trend Micro today announced a three-year agreement with Interpol that will see it share its information analysis with the global police agency.

The deal will see the security software provider share its threat information through its Threat Intelligence Service in order to support Interpol with knowledge, resources, and tactics to help "decrease cybercrime on a global scale".

The company also hopes the agreement will help bridge the gap in information sharing between the public and private sectors.

The deal comes as Interpol, the world's largest international police organisation with 190 member countries, opens its first Digital Crime Centre in Singapore, which will move into its Global Complex for Innovation — also in Singapore — when it opens in April next year.

"As the world's largest international police organisation, Interpol has a responsibility to forge partnerships across all sectors to ensure our member countries have access to the tools and resources they need to assist investigators to prevent and solve crimes," said Interpol secretary general Ronald K Noble.

"Trend Micro's strong support for the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation will enable us to leverage their expertise in supporting each of our 190 member countries in their efforts to combat cyber threats."

Trend Micro will also assist Interpol in providing a cybercrime investigation training program to help improve techniques and increase the capabilities of member countries conducting a growing number of investigations.

To support these new initiatives, a Trend Micro security researcher will be onsite at the Singapore-based Interpol Global Complex for Innovation building.

"We are proud to suport Interpol in their vital role combating cybercrime across the globe," said Trend Micro chief executive Eva Chen. "Our partnership with Interpol will provide tools, training, and human resources to strengthen their team's capability to fight criminal activity around the world."