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8th July 2011

Business & law enforcement form new anti-Cybercrime org.

The International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA) has been set up to fight cybercrime on a global scale. The alliance has the opportunity to make a worthwhile contribution as it includes business, government bodies, law enforcement agencies and security companies. The alliance is based in the UK and is chaired by former Home Secretary David Blunkett. UK Crime Prevention Minister James Brokenshire said:

"Cybercrime is a truly global problem and to tackle it we need strong partnership between countries and across private and public sectors."

Whilst to date mainly a British initiative Rik Ferguson,director for security research at Trend Micro made the point:

"You've got to go beyond Europe. We need to make sure this doesn't turn into an all-English club. For a country like China, where infrastructure is being abused, there's no reason why they would not become a big part of ICSPA."