BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 26. The main risk for global cybersecurity today is that cybercriminals may obtain law-enforcement weapons and use them on the darknet, Jurgen Stock, Secretary-General of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trend reports.
According to the secretary-general, today the statistics of cyberattacks are suffering from the fact that many victims do not report them. “Only 5-10 percent of the cases are reported to law enforcement. The threat is increasing, and criminal groups are acting in a sophisticated way,” he said.
“Although the level of awareness has been rising, this does not necessarily mean that there is a comprehensive understanding of a cybersecurity risk within the company. Understanding and translating that into implementing the measures are important,” Stock said.
As the INTERPOL secretary-general thinks, investing in particular measures to reduce human failure, as well as increasing the dialogue between the private sector and the law enforcement may not minimize the risk of possible cyberattacks, but will help develop preventive measures.
“We need the data in order to develop the strategy. The fact that a minimum of the actual cyberattack cases are reported to the authorities has to be changed. So the gap between law enforcement and the private sector has to be closed,” he added.
Another issue on the agenda is the fact that the law-enforcement does not have enough tools to investigate cybercrimes. Mainly, about 70 percent of the global police do not have the necessary equipment. Again, the private sector needs to cooperate with law enforcement in this regard.
Stock also noted that global law enforcement expects its interest to be represented in the UN’s convention on cybercrime because global problems require global solutions.
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