[ISN] Worldwide cybercrime police network grows

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 02:14:49 -0600 (CST)

By Jeremy Kirk
IDG News Service

More countries are joining a network designed to quickly react to 
cybercrime incidents around the world, a senior U.S. Federal Bureau of 
Investigation official said Wednesday.

Fifty-six nations are now part of the 24/7 Network, which means a 
country has a computer security official available at all times to help 
meet requests for data or preservation of data from another nation, said 
Christopher Painter, deputy assistant director of the FBI's 

Becoming part of the network is required under the Convention on 
Cybercrime, an international treaty that sets a legal model for other 
countries to follow when writing anti-cybercrime legislation.

Of 47 countries that are part of the Council of Europe, 24 have ratified 
the treaty, and 23 others have signed it but are awaiting their national 
legislatures to ratify it. Countries outside the Council are invited to 
accede to the treaty, meaning they have national laws in line with the 


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