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CC-DRIVER – Combating cybercriminality through understanding of human and technical drivers

Andrew Patel

16.09.20 2 min. read

F-Secure is a key technical partner in a consortium of thirteen organisations from across the EU in a €5 million, three-year Horizon 2020 project designed to assist European law enforcement agencies in fighting cybercrime. The project proposal and its innovative approach received support from Europol, INTERPOL, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The project was formally launched at a virtual kick-off meeting on 6-7 May 2020, which was attended by more than 30 representatives from partner organisations, including law enforcement agencies, research centres, universities, industry, and civil society from across Europe as well as a representative from the European Commission.

Cybercriminality is a key challenge for law enforcement agencies and policy-makers due to the complexity of the phenomenon and the various technical and human factors involved. A principal outcome of the project, therefore, will be the development of tools and training materials for LEAs to facilitate following the threat landscape, collecting evidence and disrupting criminal operations. Cybercrime awareness tools will provide up-to-date intelligence on trends and tactics of criminals, while investigation tools will improve forensic analysis automation and data mining capabilities.

F-Secure’s contributions to the project include:

  • Research into the techniques and tactics used by cybercriminals with special focus on the cybercrime-as-a-service field
  • New methods for gathering, aggregating, enriching, and visualizing threat intelligence data
  • The development of forensic analysis methods and tools, with a focus on applying machine-learning techniques to the problem space.

The project is being co-ordinated by Trilateral Research (UK). Other consortium partners are FORTH (Greece), SIMAVI (Romania), the Valencia Local Police (Spain), Policia Judiciária (Portugal), the School of Criminal Science at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), KEMEA (Greece), the Department of Policing at the University of Applied Sciences for Public Service in Bavaria (Germany), the University of East London (UK), the Information Security Forum (UK), PrivaNova (France) and the Hellenic Police (Greece). For more information, visit the CC-DRIVER website at

The CC-DRIVER project – Understanding the drivers of cybercriminality, and new methods to prevent, investigate and mitigate cybercriminal behaviour – has received grant agreement No 883543 under the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme.

Andrew Patel

16.09.20 2 min. read


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