RIPE NCC and Europol sign MoU on cooperation in the areas of cybercrime and Internet security

Europol and RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) – the Regional Internet Registry responsible for the allocation of Internet protocol (IP) addresses in Europe, Middle East, and parts of Central Asia – have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at fostering bilateral cooperation in tackling cybercrime and Internet security. While RIPE NCC has worked with Europol over the past several years (through, for example, offering training on issues such as searching for information in the RIPE database), this MoE is the first agreement that the entity has reached with a law enforcement agency.