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European cybercrime centre

  1. 1. Home Affairs ■ More cybercrime networks dismantled and more suspects prosecuted ■ Better detection and forensic tools for cybercrime investigators ■ Specialised threat assessments for the law enforcement community ■ Cooperation with the private sector and the research community ■ More focused training for law enforcement, judges and prosecutors to better handle complex cyber issues ■ A more unified voice for cybercrime investigators on the international scene ■ The internet economy will continue to grow, with less financial losses due to cybercrime ■ EU citizens will be more secure (from fraud, intrusion, etc.) and feel more confident while conducting their lives online ■ Operational as of 11 January 2013 ■ Focal point in the fight against cybercrime in the EU ■ Hosted by Europol (European law enforcement agency) Data fusion ■ Gathering and processing information on cybercrime ■ Providing a cybercrime helpdesk for law enforcement in all EU States Operations ■ Supporting cybercrime investigations in EU States (e.g. against intrusion, fraud, online child sexual abuse, etc.) ■ Supporting joint investigations carried out by more than one EU State (technical, analytical and forensic expertise) ■ Facilitating law enforcement cooperation with partners outside the EU and coordinating complex transnational cases in close collaboration with Eurojust (EU agency for judicial cooperation) and Interpol Strategy ■ Producing threat assessments, including trend analyses and forecasts as well as new developments on the ways cybercriminals operate R&D and training ■ Collaborating closely with CEPOL (European Police College) to develop training activities and raise awareness on cybercrime issues ■ Facilitating research and development and ensuring capacity building among law enforcement, judges and prosecutors ■ Developing forensic tools to help EU States better detect and prosecute cybercrime Outreach ■ Working closely with the private sector, research community, civil society, academia and Computer Emergency Response Teams to detect and respond comprehensively to cybercriminal activity ■ Alignment of actions with other relevant international partners, such as EUCTF (European Union Cybercrime Taskforce), CIRCAMP (COSPOL Internet Related Child Abusive Material Project), ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) and ECTEG (European Cybercrime Training and Education Group) EUROPEAN CYBERCRIME CENTRE EC3 CYBERCRIME: A CONCERN FOR CITIZENS A EUROPEAN CENTRE Disclaimer: Information in this infographic is for reference purposes only and is not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date. 5 MAIN FUNCTIONS IMPACT ■ 12% of EU citizens have experienced online fraud ■ 74% agree that the risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime has increased in the past year ■ 61% are concerned about experiencing identity the ■ 43% are concerned about not being able to access online services because of cyber attacks (Source: 2012 Eurobarometer)