The Interior Ministry – Public Security Department and SIA-SSB Reach an Agreement for the Prevention Of Computer Crimes in the Banking and Financial Sector

Rome - 1 March 2011

The Postal Police (Polizia Postale e delle Comunicazioni) will draw up a collaborative plan together with SIA-SSB to protect critical technology infrastructures from online attacks by criminals and terrorists

A direct link will also be activated between SIA-SSB and the operations room of the Postal and Communications Police’s National Computer Crime Center for the Protection of Critical Infrastructures (CNAIPIC)

At the Department of Public Security, Chief of Police and General Director of Public Security, Prefect Antonio Manganelli, and SIA-SSB Chairman, Carlo Tresoldi, today signed an agreement to boost efforts to prevent and combat computer crimes against the IT systems of SIA-SSB, the major infrastructure of the Italian banking system and reference provider for the international financial community, to which it provides services and technology solutions of vital importance.

The agreement, with an initial duration of three years, which may be extended in the future, was entered into in compliance with the Interior Ministry Decree of 9th January 2008, which identified the critical IT infrastructures of national interest, namely IT and electronic systems managed by public or private organizations operating in fundamental sectors for the country.

The agreement signed today has the aim of developing a collaborative plan based on procedures to prevent and combat criminal and terrorist attacks on the SIA-SSB IT systems that manage banking and financial services, thus contributing to enhancing the efficiency of the national system in this sector.

From the operational viewpoint, a direct link will also be activated between SIA-SSB and the Postal and Communications Police’s CNAIPIC – National Computer Crime Center for the Protection of Critical Infrastructures.

Thanks to this agreement with SIA-SSB, the central role of the State Police, and in particular of the Postal and Communications Police gains further significance with regard to the complex issue of protection of critical IT infrastructures, above all those operating in the banking and financial sector.

Present at the signing of the agreement were: for the Department of Public Security, Prefect Oscar Fioriolli, Director-General for the Traffic, Railway, and Communications Police and for the State Police Special Forces, alongside Domenico Vulpiani, Advisor to the Ministry with responsibility for IT security, and Antonio Apruzzese, Director of the Postal and Communications Police. Representing SIA-SSB were Raffaele Pace, Director of the Risk Governance Department and David Neumarker, Security Manager.

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