Interpol, the internationally recognized crime prevention agency, has announced an online campaign that will help individuals and companies protect their networks from state funded cyber attack campaigns.
Cybersecurity Awareness Program by Interpol will start on October 4th, 2021 and will end on October 22nd, 2021, and will only be driven through social media. So, those who take part in this program will be shared with data collected from various resources, such as the public and private partners, online info sharing groups, and gateway Frameworks.
During the three weeks program, Interpol’s Financial Crime Unit in association with Global Financial Crime Task Force will provide inputs related to ransomware, online scams, phishing incidents, business email compromise, and ways to follow basic cyber hygiene in corporate environments.
It is expected that representatives from over 70 countries will join the awareness program on cybersecurity to share information on recent cyber incidents and that includes non-profit organizations, representatives from UNODC and World Economic Forum, and those belonging to Britain’s NCSC.
Speaking to the press on the awareness program, Craig Jones, the Director of Interpol’s Cybercrime unit, has alerted the public and to be vigilant while using online services, as one click can push the users into deep trouble.
Note- Headquartered in France, Interpol is an international organization that facilitates worldwide police cooperation for controlling crime, specifically in areas such as terrorism, cyber crime and trafficking. Interpol runs on an annually contributed fund of €142 million, most of which comes from member police forces from over 181 countries.