Extracts from the joint press conference by Cecilia Malmström and Troels Oerting before the inauguration of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-075789   Duration: 10:03:02  Lieu:
End production: 09/01/2013   First transmission: 09/01/2013
On 9 January 2013, Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Home Affairs, and Troels Oerting, Head of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), held a joint press conference on the European Cybercrime Centre that will be inaugurated on 11 January in The Hague, the Netherlands. The opening of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) marks a significant shift in how the EU has been addressing cybercrime so far. Above all, the approach of the EC3 will be more forward-thinking and inclusive. It will pool expertise and information, support criminal investigations and promote EU-wide solutions. The EC3 will focus on illegal online activities carried out by organised crime groups, especially attacks targeting e-banking and other online financial activities, online child sexual exploitation and those crimes that affect the critical infrastructure and information systems in the EU. The Centre will also facilitate research and development and ensure capacity building among law enforcement, judges and prosecutors and will produce threat assessments, including trend analyses, forecasts and early warnings. In order to dismantle more cybercrime networks and prosecute more suspects, the EC3 will gather and process cybercrime related data and will provide a Cybercrime Help desk for EU countries' law enforcement units. It will offer operational support to EU countries (e.g. against intrusion, fraud, online child sexual abuse, etc.) and deliver high-level technical, analytical and forensic expertise in EU joint investigations.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Arrival of Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Home Affairs, and Troels Oerting, Head of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) 00:00:07
10:00:12 SOUNDBITE by Cecilia Malmström (in ENGLISH) saying that we need to work together in the EU and the EC3 will be a tool developed to be a step ahead and to show cybercriminals that we are there to stop them; cyber criminality knows of course no borders so we have to work together also across the borders in the European Union; the centre will be the focal point in Europe's fight against cybercrime. 00:00:21
10:00:34 Cutaway 00:00:05
10:00:40 SOUNDBITE by Cecilia Malmström (in ENGLISH) saying that EC3 will try to protect the citizens by identifying the most dangerous cybercrime threats and key cybercriminal groups at EU level; it will support Member State's cybercrime investigations helping Member States with the training and expertise so they can build up their ability to fight cybercrime; it will also contribute to raising awareness amongst citizens and industry on how to better protect themselves against cybercrimes. 00:00:25
10:01:05 General view of the audience 00:00:05
10:01:10 SOUNDBITE by Cecilia Malmström (in ENGLISH) saying that EC3 will focus on cybercrime committed by organized crime groups particularly those generating large criminal profits such as online fraud and cybercrimes which cause a serious harm to the victims such as child sexual exploitation; it will also help preventing cybercrime's affecting critical infrastructures and information systems in the Union; Member States can be assisted for example in identifying and analysing new instances of malicious software. 00:00:28
10:01:39 Cutaway 00:00:05
10:01:45 SOUNDBITE by Troels Oerting (in ENGLISH) saying that the establishment of EC3 signals also, from the law enforcement environment, a shift in the focus from protection to also looking at the criminal; we have tried for many years to protect ourselves out of this: safer infrastructures, hardened infrastructures, but this is not enough; just like in the offline world, we can't just put more locks at the door, we also need to have a criminal free environment where we can go safely; this is why EC3 will focus on the perpetrators, the gangsters, the criminal networks either they are in loose or in harder networks. 00:00:34
10:02:20 Cutaway 00:00:05
10:02:25 SOUNDBITE by Troels Oerting (in ENGLISH) saying that we also have to realize that this is not a regional crime that only occurs in the EU, this is global crime; so he invited the Director of Interpol's new digital crime centre in Singapore to be part of the EC3 board; he accepted and invited him to be part of his board; they need to align their resources and they do this by building up the capacities complementary. 00:00:31
10:02:57 Cutaway of cameramen and photographers 00:00:05
10:03:02 Cutaway of the speakers 00:00:03
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