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Member States to set up national alert platforms

Indicator Status Evidence
Has the Member State set up a national alert platform? Yes emergency response capabilities where messages can be broadcast over radio and t.v. This action has been discussed at various meeting convened by EUROPOL. An implementation team has been set up to establish the mechanisms to be worked on - the centre will provide a strong centre of expertise and critical tools to assist in tackling cybercrime taking inspiration from similar models in the US. Europol will develop contacts with Member States and with the private sector focusing on systematic information flows and an exchange of expertise in order to raise common standards of digital technological capability (ENISA, CEPOL are also involved). EUROPOL is currently developing the Internet Crime Reporting Online System (ICROS) and an Internet and Forensic Expert Forum (IFOREX). These (i.e. ICROS and IFOREX) will provide centralised coordination of reports of cybercrime from EU MS, and host technical data and training for law enforcement. In due course, this will be a matter for the Computer Crime Unit in An Garda Siochana to participate in when the European platform has been developed.
Does it serve as a one-stop-shop for the public who can play an active role in reporting illicit online activity? No there are a number of other organisations who take information in from the public e.g. the police force This action has been discussed at various meeting convened by EUROPOL. An implementation team has been set up to establish the mechanisms to be worked on - the centre will provide a strong centre of expertise and critical tools to assist in tackling cybercrime taking inspiration from similar models in the US. Europol will develop contacts with Member States and with the private sector focusing on systematic information flows and an exchange of expertise in order to raise common standards of digital technological capability (ENISA, CEPOL are also involved). EUROPOL is currently developing the Internet Crime Reporting Online System (ICROS) and an Internet and Forensic Expert Forum (IFOREX). These (i.e. ICROS and IFOREX) will provide centralised coordination of reports of cybercrime from EU MS, and host technical data and training for law enforcement. In due course, this will be a matter for the Computer Crime Unit in An Garda Siochana to participate in when the European platform has been developed.
Does it compile statistics on alerts, thus tracking the development of cybercrime at national level? - limited statistics are gathered at present This action has been discussed at various meeting convened by EUROPOL. An implementation team has been set up to establish the mechanisms to be worked on - the centre will provide a strong centre of expertise and critical tools to assist in tackling cybercrime taking inspiration from similar models in the US. Europol will develop contacts with Member States and with the private sector focusing on systematic information flows and an exchange of expertise in order to raise common standards of digital technological capability (ENISA, CEPOL are also involved). EUROPOL is currently developing the Internet Crime Reporting Online System (ICROS) and an Internet and Forensic Expert Forum (IFOREX). These (i.e. ICROS and IFOREX) will provide centralised coordination of reports of cybercrime from EU MS, and host technical data and training for law enforcement. In due course, this will be a matter for the Computer Crime Unit in An Garda Siochana to participate in when the European platform has been developed.

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