NCA leads international cyber-crime exercise with FBI and Europol

December 16, 2015

Law enforcement agencies from the US and European countries recently took part in an international exercise to test how they would work together in the event of a large-scale cyber-attack.

Dubbed Silver Shadow, the exercise was run by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) and involved law enforcement officials from eight different countries including the US, Georgia, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Ukraine. Also taking part were representatives from Europol’s Joint Cyber Action Taskforce (J-CAT).

The aim of the exercise was to see how investigators and prosecutors would work together in the event of a massive cyber-attack spanning many legal jurisdictions, with the goal of building an effective response to such incidents.

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