Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 56 - Page 50

COUNTRY FOCUS : NETHERLANDS
We take a look at some of the recent cybercrime events that have taken place across the Netherlands and why it is important that companies offer pioneering solutions to tackle these types of threats which so prominently exist today . We explore how Europol and the Dutch Government are being proactive .

Netherlands acts in the fight

Keizersgracht canal in Amsterdam , Netherlands

Europol and Capgemini Netherlands have joined to pioneer solutions for tackling cyberthreats . Europol ’ s European Cybercrime Centre ( EC3 ) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU ) with Capgemini , a global leader in consulting , technology services and Digital Transformation . Joint exercises , capacity building and prevention campaigns will be at the heart of this collaboration .

When it comes to enhancing cybersecurity throughout Europe , collaboration between the private and the public sector is essential for improving digital resilience and exchanging intelligence . With this MoU , Capgemini and Europol have established and agreed to foster collaboration on various activities . This includes the development of cyber simulation exercises , capacity building and collaborating on prevention and awareness campaigns . As a first step in the roadmap , Capgemini recently joined the No More Ransom Project as a supporting partner .
The Acting Head of Europol ’ s European Cybercrime Centre , Fernando Ruiz , said : “ Finding innovative solutions to tackle cyberthreats is an ongoing effort between law enforcement and private partners . Our collaboration with Capgemini is an excellent step forward in this direction . We aim to combine our knowledge and expertise to achieve a common goal : disrupting the online criminal business model .”
Lout van Montfort , Executive Vice President of Cloud Infrastructure Services Benelux , said : “ Protecting businesses , governments and citizens within the European Union from cyberthreats requires cross-
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