EECTF work praised by Poste Italiane’s Sarmi

A Poste Italiane-backed task force dealing with e-crime has revealed the results of its first survey. The European Electronic Crime Task Force (EECTF) – which is being promoted by the operator, as well as Police and the US Secret Service – presented its findings in Rome.

The working session: “The scenarios of cyber crime and cyber-threats: Europe and the US”, took place at Poste Italiane’s headquarters.

The task force stressed the importance of training to develop the skills of people dealing with ongoing investigations and prevention of cyber crime.

It also noted a growth in confidence in the police division fighting e-crime, from both businesses and individuals.

Poste Italiane CEO Massimo Sarmi said: “The meeting has enabled us to substantially increase our knowledge on this phenomenon.

“It will be very useful to refine our strategies for cyber security and offer, together with other players involved in this mission, more extensive protection to those who work, communicate, and make financial transactions on the web.”

Sarmi took his place at the summit alongside Robert Gombe of the US Secret Service, and special agent Anthony Apruzzese, director at the Postal and Communications Police Service.

The European Electronic Crime Task Force was established in 2009.

In recent years, Poste Italiane has been seen to pro-actively fight cyber crime.

As well as backing the EECTF, the operator has promoted the creation of the Global Cyber Security Centre, formed under a partnership model between public and private sectors with the aim of promoting the study, dissemination, research and training in the field of internet security.

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