The European Commission has proposed a €3 million Cybercrime
Centre, to help EU states' investigations into cyber crime and to
map online organised crime.
Rob Cotton, CEO of information assurance firm NCC Group,
"Cybercrime is an international threat that requires an
international response, so it's certainly encouraging to see
investment in Europe-wide counter measures.
"More can always be done, however. The Cabinet Office last year
claimed that cyber crime costs the UK economy alone £27 billion
annually, so the €3 million figure earmarked for this project isn't
necessarily that impressive.
"For the investment to pay off it will be vital for the new
Cybercrime Centre to maintain strong links with industry as well as
academics, and for truly coordinated action to take place across
'The information security landscape is in constant evolution, and
an effective counterforce to cyber criminals must be as agile and
dynamic as the perpetrators."