Pvt, public sector coop, global coord key to win cyber crime war

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New Delhi, Sept 12 (UNI) Stressing the need for a 'global anti-crime centre' to respond to emergency alerts, Interpol secretary general Ronald K Noble today said a strong alliances between public and private sector was key to stem the expanding tide of cyber crime the world over.

The 'centre', however ambitious a notion, needs to be concretised as it was a must to obtain investigative support, training and expert information in emergency situations arising out of a seamless world of web, said Mr Noble addressing the agency's 7th 'International Conference on Cyber Crime' here.

''We must integrate our work so that in each country there is one central contact point for emergency cyber-crime related response.'' Better coordination of resources, effective and timely response and collective resolve would help us see through the growing menace in a more dynamic, thriving and convincing manner, said the Interpol chief.

''From our perspective, creating a worldwide operational network of 'National Central Reference Points', using Interpol's global secure police communications system, 'I-24/7', was a means to enable the police to immediately contact experts and seek their assistance in computer-related investigations because of its time sensitive nature.'' Specialised training, enhancing capacity and better equipped enforcement community were key to realise this 'module' which would prevent criminals from gaining an upper hand and bringing them to justice, he told the delegates from 37 countries.

''New forms of crime like phishing, denial of service attacks, identity theft, online bank fraud, online child abuse and above all use of internet by terrorists are very real threats facing us and this three-day conference would deliberate on how to get control over them.'' And as a first step, our core area of function would be to gather specific and specialised training, with all joining hands and heads, and taking help with expertise readily available in the private sector, he added.

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