Fortinet has announced that it has formalized its cooperation with INTERPOL, with a focus on threat intelligence sharing.
The two organisations have been sharing threat intelligence for the past two years through Fortinet's cybercrime programme based at the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore.
The goal of this new partnership is to proactively combat cyberthreats and cybercrime by sharing critical threat information generated by Fortinet FortiGuard Labs global threat research team with the IGCI.
In addition, a threat intelligence expert from Fortinet will be assigned to collaborate with the IGCI to assist the INTERPOL team and other law enforcement agencies on how to use the information provided in order to prevent successful cyberattacks.
Fortinet has been an active member of an expert working group within INTERPOL for more than two years, providing their cybercrime task force with threat intelligence which has helped to uncover and identify cybercrime operations. Collaboration has included intelligence support to an operation last year which shut down over 9,000 command-and-control servers and hundreds of compromised websites; and actions against a global fraud network which had stolen around $60m from victims.
Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist for Fortinet wrote in a company blog: "Bringing our expertise and intelligence directly to those tasked with protecting citizens and critical infrastructures around the world continues to raise the bar for the ways that the public and private sectors can work together to solve problems that can't be addressed in any other way."
Fortinet has collaboration agreements with a number of other government entities, including NATO's Industry Cyber Partnership (NICP) with the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency; and a cybersecurity information sharing agreement with KISA, the Korea Internet and Security Agency.