The EU’s law enforcement agency, Europol, has announced the appointment of Raj Samani (EMEA CTO at McAfee) to the role of cybercrime advisor at its European Cybercrime Centre (EC3).
Based in The Hague in the Netherlands, EC3 officially began its activities on 1 January this year with a mandate to tackle several key areas of cybercrime.
It aims to become the focal point in the EU’s fight against criminal activity online through building operational and analytical capacity for investigations and co-operation with international partners in the pursuit of an EU free from cybercrime.
Raj Samani will now lend his expertise to EC3 in this formal capacity alongside his full-time role as Chief Technology Officer for EMEA at McAfee, the world’s largest dedicated security technology company.
Key objectives Raj will fulfil within the cybercrime advisory role include providing advice on the latest cybercrime trends across the globe and advising on technological advancements that can better serve Europol in its fight against cybercrime.
Samani commented: “Cybercrime is a global issue that demands a stronger public-private sectorpartnership. I’m honoured to be offering my assistance to the excellent work conducted by the team at EC3.”