Lindon, Utah – 27th November 2012 - AccessData, a leading provider of digital forensics, cyber security and e-discovery software, has become a Corporate Member of the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA).
The ICSPA is a business-backed not-for-profit organisation that provides assistance to countries and their law enforcement agencies to fight cybercrime and protect critical national infrastructures. The Alliance is sponsoring Project 2020, a global study of emerging cyber threats undertaken by Europol, the EU agency that was recently tasked to establish the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). The ICSPA was launched in July 2011 with the backing of UK Prime Minister, David Cameron.
The ICSPA’s objective is to provide law enforcement bodies with funding, expertise and additional resources from the private sector, to assist them in combating cybercrime worldwide. The Telegraph recently reported that the UK government’s intelligence services had confirmed that UK IT systems are attacked by malware and hackers up to one thousand times an hour, with cost of cybercrime to the UK estimated at £27 billion annually.
Commenting on the partnership with ICSPA, Tim Leehealey, CEO, AccessData said, “AccessData is a global company specialising in digital forensics, incident response and e-discovery technologies that are used to detect and respond to attacks that traditional preventive and alerting solutions miss. Our Cyber Intelligence and Response Technology (CIRT) allows the world’s leading organisations to more quickly identify, analyse and remediate cyber attacks, thereby preventing widespread damage. In addition, CIRT provides centralised coordination for cyber security teams. The partnership with ICSPA enables AccessData to bring industry-leading experience to the prevention of cybercrime on a global scale.”
The Chief Executive of the ICSPA, John Lyons, said: “To fight cybercrime successfully, many law enforcement agencies and governments will benefit from the broad and deep knowledge of our member companies. The forensic expertise of AccessData is a most welcome addition to the Alliance’s industry knowledge.
As part of its Corporate membership, AccessData will support Project 2020 by working with Alliance partners to analyse, report on and predict the likely development of cybercrime over the next eight years, to assist 27 EU Member States in developing cybercrime mitigation plans. Project 2020 is supported by 17 ICSPA partners, Europol, The City of London Police and ENISA.
The Telegraph, 22nd October, Tom Whitehead, “Britain is target of up to 1000 cyber attacks every hour” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/9624655/Britain-is-target-of-up-to-1000-cyber-attacks-every-hour.html
AccessData Group has pioneered digital investigations and litigation support for 25 years. Its family of stand-alone and enterprise-class solutions, including FTK, SilentRunner, Summation and the CIRT security framework, enable digital investigations of any kind, including computer forensics, incident response, e-discovery, legal review and compliance auditing. More than 130,000 users in law enforcement, government agencies, corporations and law firms worldwide rely on AccessData software solutions and premier digital investigation and hosted review services. AccessData is also a leading provider of digital forensics and litigation support training and certification. www.accessdata.com
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About The ICSPA
The International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA) is a business led, not-for-profit organisation. The ICSPA (www.icspa.org) chaired by the Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, a Member of the UK Parliament and previous UK Home Secretary, celebrated its first anniversary just this July.
Its mission is to enhance the online safety and security of business communities, by helping to deliver resources and expertise from the private sector to support both domestic and international law enforcement agencies and governments in their task of reducing harm from cybercrime.
ICSPA is leading Project 2020, a global study of forthcoming trends in cyber security, which brings together the expertise of law enforcement agencies like Europol and City of London police, governments, businesses and the cyber security industry.
During the past 12 months the ICSPA has been growing its membership, started work on its first international assignment in Africa with the Commonwealth Secretariat’s ICT Foundation, Comnet, and is now conducting a Cybercrime Study in Canada in conjunction with the Canadian Government and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
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