Cybercrime , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

Interpol's Top Cybercrime Cop on Ransomware, Supply Chains

Craig Jones Describes Joker's Stash Takedown, Strategies for Disrupting Gangs
Craig Jones, director of cybercrime, Interpol

What more can be done to disrupt cybercrime operations and embolden even tough-to-reach jurisdictions to take action against suspects? Craig Jones, director of cybercrime at Interpol, details recent disruptions - for example, of Joker's Stash - and takeaways for combating today's top online threats.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of its RSA Conference 2021 coverage, Jones - who is part of an RSA panel titled "Ticking 'Cyber Bomb': Is There a Global Response to Fix Value-Chain Risks?" - discusses:

  • The latest cybersecurity threats, including ransomware, online scams and business email compromise schemes;
  • Strategies for combating supply chain attacks;
  • How law enforcement agencies can disrupt criminal operations in tough-to-reach jurisdictions.

As leader of Interpol’s global cybercrime program, Jones focuses on operational delivery, cyberthreat response and capabilities development. Previously, he held senior management positions in U.K. law enforcement agencies, most recently at the National Crime Agency.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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