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Thursday, 20 April 2017 12:56

Trend Micro Sponsors First Ever Guide for Cybercriminal Investigations

Group of international experts publish “Cybercrime Investigation Body Of Knowledge” to provide guidance to law enforcement around the world

DALLAS – Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced the release of the first edition Cybercrime Investigation Body Of Knowledge (CIBOK) book by the CIBOK editorial committee. This book is designed to set a new standard for public-private partnerships in the global fight against cybercrime by providing the knowledge, skills and behaviors required to solve and prevent today’s threats.

“Trend Micro is a strong advocate for public-private partnerships, and this book provides a foundation to guide security researchers, law enforcement and incident response teams. It also encourages more individuals and organizations to work together.”

Trend Micro took the initiative to bring together great minds in cybersecurity investigations to ensure relevant, high quality results. Leading incident responders, former FBI and DOJ investigators, cybersecurity lawyers and security researchers collaborated to develop this resource for use in education and for the betterment of the industry.

“CIBOK introduces a standard for the research and investigation of cybercriminal activity that can unify and strengthen the collective efforts to fight global cybercrime,” said Ed Cabrera, chief cybersecurity officer for Trend Micro. “Trend Micro is a strong advocate for public-private partnerships, and this book provides a foundation to guide security researchers, law enforcement and incident response teams. It also encourages more individuals and organizations to work together.”

Public-private partnerships are an integral aspect of the global fight against cybercrime. In developing this book, CIBOK and Trend Micro recognized and met the need for an industry standard to advance cybercriminal investigations. CIBOK focuses on five key objectives, including the need for consistent cybercriminal investigations and what content is needed for investigations. It addresses the needs, background information and requirements for cybersecurity researchers assisting law enforcement, and can be used as an educational tool for students and industry practitioners.

Trend Micro fosters ongoing partnerships with INTERPOL, the National Crime Agency, FBI and the Secret Service, which result in the identification and arrest of cybercriminals around the globe. A recent example of this is the 2016 INTERPOL arrest of a Nigerian national who had extorted $60 million from businesses around the world using BEC scams, which Trend Micro supported.

To purchase a copy of the CIBOK book and to learn more about the organization please visit: www.cibok.org.

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centers, cloud environments, networks, and endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralized visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. With more than 5,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world’s most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure their journey to the cloud. For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com.