Italian Police and SAIPEM sign agreement to prevent cybercrimes

Italian Police and SAIPEM sign agreement to prevent cybercrimes

The Italian State Police and SAIPEM S.p.A. today signed an agreement in Rome which aims to prevent and combat cyberattacks that target information and services systems of companies of special importance for the country.

Signed by the Chief of Police-Director General of Public Safety, Franco Gabrielli, and the CEO of SAIPEM S.p.A., Stefano Cao, the agreement falls within the framework of the directives issued by the Minister of the Interior regarding the bolstering of cybercrime prevention measures by means of agreements struck between operators managing cutting-edge technologies.

SAIPEM S.p.A. is a leading company in the energy and infrastructures sector. It is present in over 70 countries and has 32,000 employees of 120 different nationalities. Its business activities are deemed vital for Italy’s economy, meaning that SAIPEM S.p.A is of national importance. For this reason, it is essential for the company to ensure the integrity of the information systems needed for the pursuit of its mission.

This agreement is a major step in the process of building a working relationship between the private and state sectors. It is a project which, given the insidious nature of the threats to IT systems and the ever- changing nature in which they appear, is a key instrument in the realisation of an efficient system for fighting cybercrime based on information sharing and operational cooperation.

For the Italian State Police, this task falls to the CNAIPIC (National Crime Centre for the Protection of Critical Infrastructure) of the Postal and Communications Police Service which for years has been protecting private and state-run information networks that are both significant and of strategic importance for the country.