This week I begin work as the Norton on-site representative at The National Cyber Forensic Training Alliance (NCFTA). The NCFTA is a non-profit corporation that evolved from one of the nation’s first High-Tech Crime Task Forces. The NCFTA collaborates with experts from hundreds of organizations globally. This unique collaboration helps to develop strategies to better identify, mitigate, and stop cyber threats. Another unique characteristic of the NCFTA, is its relationship with global law enforcement. The NCFTA currently has partnerships with more than 15 US and international law enforcement agencies. Combining the expertise of Norton with the collaborative platform of the NCFTA provides a unique opportunity to advance the mission of fighting global cybercrime.
So how will this help stop cybercrime?
Once a significant cybercrime trend is identified, the NCFTA creates an initiative with industry partners, law enforcement, and other cross-sector experts. The objective of each initiative is to identify threats and stop cybercrime. Through these initiatives, hundreds of criminal investigations have already been launched. Many of these cases might otherwise not have been addressed without NCFTA support. These cases have already resulted in the successful prosecution of more than 300 cybercriminals worldwide. The NCFTA has also produced more than 400 cyberthreat intelligence reports over the past three years alone.
Norton will now be working closely with NCFTA to support their law enforcement training programs and advancing their mission to fight cybercrime. The NCFTA is an effective private public model for how industry and law enforcement can work together effectively to fight cybercrime. I am excited to now be a part of this great work. It’s our combined goal to make sure there is no future for cybercrime or cybercriminals.