INTERPOL Signs First Data Exchange Agreement With Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks, the next-generation security company, announced that it is formalizing its cooperation with the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI). Palo Alto Networks is the first cyber security company to sign a Data Exchange Agreement (DEA) with INTERPOL.
This agreement aims to combat criminal trends in cyberspace, cyber threats and cyber crime globally through sharing threat information generated by Palo Alto Networks and Unit 42, its threat intelligence team. Palo Alto Networks will be involved in the operational briefings at INTERPOL and vice versa. A threat intelligence expert from Unit 42 will be assigned to collaborate with the IGCI, helping provide a clearer understanding of the current landscape, which can equip law enforcement officers with powerful information needed to prevent successful cyber attacks.
While the agreement formalizes the cooperation between Palo Alto Networks and INTERPOL, both parties have long been in collaboration. Early this year, Palo Alto Networks was one of seven private sector companies that provided support to an INTERPOL-led operation targeting cybercrime across the ASEAN region, resulting in the identification of nearly 9,000 command-and-control (C2) servers as well as hundreds of compromised websites, including government portals.