Yodel in global business launch to fight growing threat from cybercrime
Yodel, the UK’s leading parcel delivery company, has joined forces with leading businesses to be one of a group of global founder members supporting the launch of the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA), a new group formed to help tackle the growing threat posed by cybercriminals.
ICSPA is a global not-for-profit organisation established to channel funding, expertise and assistance directly to assist law enforcement cybercrime units in both domestic and international markets.
Endorsed by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon David Cameron MP and chaired by the Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, ICSPA will work with the UK and foreign governments, law enforcement organisations and businesses to identify areas of vulnerability and to fund targeted programmes that will boost protection against cybercrime.
Yodel chief executive Jonathan Smith said: "As one of the UK's leading delivery companies, handling sensitive packages and crucial data for businesses and consumers, Yodel is well aware of the growing threat posed by criminals operating online. We take this issue incredibly seriously and are proud to be a founding member of ICSPA. By working together with stakeholders on a global basis, the organisation is in a position to make a real difference and help clamp down on cybercrime."
ICSPA will work with Europol to identify the areas of need but the training of law enforcement officers and information sharing systems will form the first tranche of projects led and funded by the organisation.