McAfee has announced that it has awarded two grants to help train cybercrime fighters as part of its ‘Initiative to Fight Cybercrime'.

 

Grants of $55,000 have been given to the Council of Europe and the National District Attorneys Association and will be utilised in programs to train law enforcement, prosecutors and judges on cybercrime to make a practical and measurable impact on decreasing criminal activity.

 

Dave DeWalt, McAfee president and chief executive officer, said: “A lot has been done to combat cybercrime over the past decade, but criminals still have the upper hand. McAfee is proud to support these two organisations to advance their efforts to make the world a safer place.”

 

Meanwhile Visa and the Merchant Risk Council have joined the McAfee Initiative to Fight Cybercrime Advisory Council. Joe Majka, Visa's global head of fraud control and investigations and Bob O'Neill, a program manager at the Merchant Risk Council have joined the council. Majka claimed that security is a shared responsibility, and that he was pleased to be able to participate in the initiative.

 

Majka said: “We are committed to taking proactive steps to maintain trust in the payments system and create an environment of partnership by promoting industry engagement around security. Security is a shared responsibility, and we are pleased to be able to participate in and contribute to McAfee's Initiative to Fight Cybercrime.”