McAfee donates $110,000 to train cybercrime fighters


McAfee donates $110,000 to train cybercrime fighters

Warwick Ashford

Security firm McAfee has approved grants totalling $110,000 to train cybercrime fighters in Europe and the US.

The grants of $55,000 each to the Council of Europe and the US National District Attorneys Association are the first under McAfee's Fight Cybercrime initiative.

The money will fund programmes to train law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges on cybercrime.

The Council of Europe conducts such training in support of its international Convention on Cybercrime aimed at enabling the prosecution of cybercriminals.

"It is clear McAfee shares our dedication and we thank them for this grant," said Alexander Seger, head of economic crime division for the Council of Europe.

The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) provides education of local constituencies and offer assistance to cybercrime victims.

"With this grant, NDAA can extend its training programmes on cybercrime to the broadest range of prosecutors," said Jason Scott, manger of the NDAA's ID crime prosecution center.

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