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[December 28, 2012]
RSA announces opening of new Anti Fraud Command Center
Dec 28, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- RSA, a security division of EMC Corporation, has announced the opening of a new RSA Anti Fraud Command Center, or AFCC, in collaboration with Purdue University to strengthen its global operations for fighting cybercrime.
The RSA AFCC is a round the clock services operation staffed by expertly trained fraud analysts who work to detect, track, block and shut down phishing, pharming and mobile-app based attacks perpetrated by online fraudsters, the company said.
The Purdue-based RSA AFCC will leverage the existing relationships RSA has with approximately 13,000 web hosting service providers, browser developers and ISPs to help ensure the blocking and shut down of phishing sites.
Located close to the main campus at the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, Indiana, the new RSA AFCC will also be a round the clock organization supporting the RSA FraudAction services globally.
The organization will be staffed by students in the computer science department at Purdue University who will be fully trained, supervised and supported by RSA staff to identify and shut down fraudulent phishing sites, deploy countermeasures, and conduct extensive forensic work to help stop online criminals and prevent future attacks and fraudulent activity against RSA FraudAction customers.
This latest venture with Purdue University further strengthens EMC's long term IT partnership with the University. Most recently, both EMC and Purdue announced a five-year relationship to address storage needs for the university's students and faculty as well as a plan to develop solutions jointly that can be adapted throughout higher education.
With this addition to the EMC and Purdue relationship, RSA is able to widen global support for its anti-fraud services while students are also gaining valuable real-world cyber security experience that will help enhance their computer science education at the university, the company added.
Alon Shmilovitz, head of the RSA Anti-Fraud Command Center, said, "As online fraud becomes more sophisticated and prevalent, the demand for our RSA FraudAction services continues to grow. By opening a new RSA AFCC facility at Purdue, we are not only expanding our base of security analysts and experts that are equipped to fight cybercriminals, but by working with the students we are helping to foster the next generation of security professionals emerging from the University."
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