Cyber Security Alliance Launches Trend Spotting Project

A new international cyber security alliance announced plans to put the Continents best heads together to try to envision future cyber security trends.

A new international cyber security alliance announced plans to put the Continents best heads together to try to envision future cyber security trends.

The International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA), a British organization that helps support law enforcement cyber crime units, announced Project 2020 on Thursday. The program is a joint effort the ICSPA and the European Union’s criminal intelligence agency, Europol, to identify emerging trends in cyber crime, study cyber attacks and draw upon a collection of information from City of London Police, the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA).

“This Project will for the first time, bring together experts globally, with a remit to identify and fix weaknesses in our systems before they come to market,” according to ICSPA chief executive John Lyons.

The group also plans to rely on information from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)² and the International Association of Public Prosecutors. (ISC)² announced cursory plans for Project 2020 back in April and included 2020 in the name anticipating the group would be able to predict cyber crime trends to 2020 and beyond.

Going forward, the group plans to issue policy briefs, white papers and “establish a monitoring mechanism to assist organizations that combat cybercrime.”

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