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NEC and INTERPOL join forces to toughen cybersecurity

Categories Biometrics News  |  Law Enforcement


NEC has partnered with INTERPOL to update a global cybersecurity agreement signed in 2014 under which NEC’s cybersecurity solutions are used in cybercrime investigation and analysis to boost international security, the company announced. INTERPOL’s international network and NEC’s technology will together help with investigation and analysis of complex and sophisticated cybercrime, and strengthening international security, according to the announcement.

INTERPOL is the largest police organization, currently counting 194 member countries. According to the partnership with NEC, the latter will deliver solutions such as cybercrime detection, criminal identification, and crime sign detection, and will help with the training of cybercrime investigators and forensic experts for INTERPOL’s Cybercrime Program based in Singapore.

Earlier this month, INTERPOL’s Secretary General Jürgen Stock spoke to Project Kalkan countries about the importance of collecting and sharing biometric data with the agency for use by other participating countries.

NEC provides biometric technology to law enforcement agencies around the world. The company was recently revealed to be the provider of facial recognition services for the Australian Federal Police. The Northern Territory government in the country has also deployed NEC’s facial recognition technology to improve emergency response services.

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