INTERPOL World has launched a Strategic Partners Programme with leading private-sector security solutions providers to jointly create innovative solutions to real-world security challenges faced by global police organizations, government agencies and the private sector.
As part of the programme, stakeholders across the public and private sectors, international organizations and various security domain experts will come together several times in the course of the year to identify current and future security challenges and to design innovative solutions. These will be presented at the Expo and Congress of INTERPOL World, an event owned by INTERPOL and supported by the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs.
The Strategic Partners Programme is part of INTERPOL World 2015 which will be held from 14 – 16 April 2015 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The inaugural event will focus on four domains: Cybersecurity, Safe Cities, Border Management and Supply Chain Security.
This innovative programme pushes the boundary of Public-Private Partnerships in the security sphere and complements INTERPOL’s ongoing efforts to engage the private sector more actively in finding new, technology-driven solutions to security challenges.
Strategic partners in the Cybersecurity domain, RSA, The Security Division of EMC, Symantec Asia Pacific and Microsoft will discuss and suggest solutions to improve enforcement capabilities such as malware detection, digital forensics, authentication of security systems and cybersecurity research and development.
“RSA is the premier provider of intelligence-driven security solutions. We have chosen INTERPOL World 2015 to showcase our solutions to help the world’s leading organizations solve their most complex and sensitive security challenges,” said Susan Henderson, Marketing Director of RSA Asia Pacific and Japan.
Motorola Solutions and Thales Solutions Asia will tackle key issues related to the management of Safe Cities such as command and control and prediction, modelling and simulation systems. The Expert Panel also identified the need for an intuitive platform that can integrate all information to improve situational awareness, decision making and information sharing between government agencies for incident or crisis management.
Elaborating on Motorola Solutions’ role as a strategic partner to INTERPOL World, Shamik Mukherjee, vice president of Marketing, Asia Pacific and Middle East, Motorola, said: “Motorola Solutions helps cities harness all the information that surrounds them, synthesize it to find patterns and make smarter decisions, and then distribute it securely and instantly to the teams who need it the most.”
On Border Management, strategic partners Securiport, Entrust of Datacard Group and 3M Identity Management will work on the development of passenger data systems, simple and effective border screening systems as well as the establishment of next generation global information or data protection standards.
“Through INTERPOL World Strategic Partnership programme, Entrust continues its strategic partnership with INTERPOL to provide innovative solutions in support of a safer world. Entrust is excited to be engaged with the Expert Panel of INTERPOL World to specifically bring focus to passenger and identity data and processes in the delivery of efficient and secure border controls.” said Mark Joynes, director of Product Management for Public Key Infrastructure & Government Solution, Entrust.
Digital Coding and Tracking Association (DCTA) and SICPA are tackling Supply Chain Security issues. In a bid to improve efforts in countering counterfeit and illicit trade, the INTERPOL World Expert Panel has tasked these supply chain security specialists to propose improved product verification technologies and track and trace systems that can be used not only in the pharmaceutical industry but also in the luxury goods and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industries. Other issues such as counterfeiting, piracy, smuggling of legitimate products and tax evasion also remain a challenge in this domain.
Mark Hill, director of DCTA explained: “INTERPOL has demonstrated its belief that the key to combating illicit trade and ensuring the security of supply chains lies in innovative security solutions and enhanced collaborative action between governments, the law enforcement community, the private sector and consumers. This is in line with our organization’s mission.” The strategic partners will work on developing innovative solutions in product verification, empowering the public, private industry and frontline law enforcement officials in the global fight against illicit trade.
At INTERPOL World, these solutions will be presented to INTERPOL’s 190 member countries, Expert Panels comprising international organizations and key decision-makers in government and police organizations, as well as security professionals in the private sector.
The Expert Panels will be chaired by Dr. Madan Mohan Oberoi, director, Cyber Innovation and Outreach, INTERPOL; Michael O’Connell, Director, Operational Police Support, INTERPOL; Anselm Lopez, Director, Capability Development & International Partnerships Directorate, International Cooperation and Partnerships Division, Ministry of Home Affairs Singapore; Kingsley Ejiofor, deputy director and head of Legal Division, National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Lagos, Nigeria; and Michael Ellis, assistant director, Trafficking in Illicit Goods and Counterfeiting Sub-Directorate, INTERPOL.
The solutions shared at the event will be analyzed and then customized to suit the security needs of INTERPOL’s 190 member countries and, in the long run, encourage greater cooperation between the public and private sectors, international organizations and academia to make the world a safer place.