Interpol Cybercrime Intelligence


Ivo de Carvalho Peixinho, Head Cybercrime Intelligence Unit, INTERPOL, has a BS degree in Computer Science at Universidade Federal da Bahia, with two post-graduations, one in Distributed Systems and another on Mechatronics. He is also a BS7799 certified auditor. Ivo has more than 10 years of experience on network security, and worked the last two years on security research and incident handling. Prior to Interpol, he works as a Forensics Expert at the Brazilian Federal Police Department.

In this interview, Ivo shared insights in 6 topics:

  1. Information sharing challenges: Addressing conflicts between private sectors and law enforcement priorities, particularly in cases like ransomware, where the need to restore operations clashes with preserving evidence.
  2. Data Processing Regulations: Exploring Interpol’s regulations for data processing and exchange, considering cultural barriers, language differences, and data sovereignty concerns when sharing information among different countries.
  3. Project Gateway Initiative: Understanding the process and significance of Project Gateway, a collaboration framework between Interpol and private entities, including the steps for private organizations to join this initiative.
  4. AI’s Impact on Cybersecurity: Recognizing AI as a productivity enhancer, both for defenders and attackers, and the importance of balancing technological advancements with legal frameworks in the evolving cybercrime landscape.
  5. Training and Collaboration: Emphasizing the need for regular training sessions and exercises to foster a common understanding and language among global law enforcement agencies, crucial for effective collaboration during global cybercrime operations.
  6. Skill Set for Investigators: Discussing the essential skills for law enforcement investigators, including self-driven motivation, the importance of work-life balance, and the role of teamwork, personal interests, and joy in maintaining stamina and perseverance in the field of cybersecurity.

Recorded 7th December, ISC2 Secure Asia Pacific 2023, 10.30am.

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