In recent conferences Europol has been teaming up with other organisations to ensure a joint law enforcement approach with Interpol to the darkweb and ransomware especially, and with ENISA to the challenge of the internet of things.
This month’s joint Europol-ENISA conference, its first on the Internet of Things, gathered 250 industry practitioners from the private sector, security community, law enforcement, the European Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT) community and academia. A specific focus was on the role of law enforcement in responding to criminal abuse of the IoT.
The conference noted how the risk of criminals ‘weaponising’ insecure IoT devices was already identified in the 2014 and 2015 editions of Europol’s Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessments and in ENISA’s 2016 Threat Landscape Report, becoming a reality with the Mirai botnet. So it is assumed that