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SIA renews anti-cybercrime agreement with Italian State Police

SIA logoSIA has renewed its agreement with the Italian State Police for combating cybercrimes that involve the information systems and services of Italy’s critical infrastructure. The agreement was signed between the Chief of Police – Director General of Public Security Franco Gabrielli and Chief Executive Officer of SIA Nicola Cordone.

SIA stated that the agreement falls within the scope of the directives issued by the Ministry Of the Interior for strengthening the prevention of cybercrime through the stipulation of agreements with operators providing critical infrastructures and services. The agreement aims to enable collaboration between the public and private sectors and build a system to fight cybercrime based on shared information and operational cooperation.

The press release stated that “For the Italian State Police this task is guaranteed by the National AntiCrime Computer Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection, run by the Postal and Communications Police, which for years now has been dealing with the protection of public and private companies’ IT networks which are of national and strategic importance.”

Recently, SIA launched blockchain infrastructure to enable the Spunta Banca DLT application, the initiative promoted by ABI (the Italian Banking Association) and coordinated by ABI Lab, which allows the reconciliation of reciprocal accounts among Italian banks through the use of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).

Established in 1977, SIA is a provider of technology infrastructures and services for financial institutions, Central Banks, corporates and the public sector especially in the areas of payments, cards, network services and capital markets. SIA Group provides its services in 50 countries and also operates through its subsidiaries in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and South Africa.

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