Singapore Police Force Recognizes Group-IB’s efforts in securing safer space

Group-IB, one of the global leaders in cybersecurity, headquartered in Singapore, has been recognized by Singapore Police Force (SPF) for its commitment and vigilance in detecting and deterring digital threats facing the country. Group-IB Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dmitry Volkov was presented with an Appreciation Plaque by the Guest of Honor, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigation & Intelligence), Mr. How Kwang Hwee at the 8th Alliance of Public PrivAte Cybercrime sTakeholders (APPACT). The event was hosted at the Senior Police Officers’ Mess.

Group-IB was presented with a token of appreciation alongside other APPACT’s members, including META, Google, TikTok, UOB, OCBC, and others.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigation and Intelligence) concurrent Director Criminal Investigation Department, Mr. How Kwang Hwee, expressed his appreciation for the efforts and contributions of APPACT partners in supporting SPF in the fight against cybercrime.

Over the years, we have seen successful collaborations between the SPF and our partners, including in the areas of investigations, raising of public awareness on cybercrime, and conducting sharing or training for other law enforcement counterparts in the region. The Police are grateful to our APPACT partners for their continued support and we look forward to many more collaborations with the APPACT partners in the fight against cybercrime.

How Kwang Hwee
How Kwang Hwee

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigation & Intelligence)

APPACT is a dedicated public-private industry platform established by the Singapore Police Force CyberCrime Command (CCC). Dmitry Volkov, the CEO of Group-IB, noted that Singapore was one of the pioneers in recognizing the importance and effectiveness of public-private partnership and data exchange in cybersecurity.

We are honored to be part of the SPF-led APPACT CCC, whose work strongly resonates with our long-standing mission of fighting cybercrime. And we will continue to collaborate closely with the Alliance members and SPF to raise awareness of cyber threats and ensure a safer digital environment for Singapore.

Dmitry Volkov
Dmitry Volkov

CEO of Group-IB

Shafique Dawood, Group-IB’s Head of Sales and Business Development in the Asia-Pacific, who attended the ceremony, also stressed the importance of a multilateral ecosystem of law enforcement cooperation and noted that Group-IB has been proudly contributing to the APPACT’s cause since 2021. In the last two years, the company’s Threat Intelligence, Digital Risk Protection, and Cyber Investigation units produced and disseminated dozens of threat reports on scam operations, compromised payment records, and phishing campaigns through the SPF-led Alliance. The cooperation proved effective in preventing and minimizing the damage to the general public and organizations from small-time scammers and sophisticated threat actors.

According to the Singapore Cyber Landscape 2021, released by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore in August, online scam cases made up the top cybercrime category in Singapore, accounting for 81 percent of cybercrime in 2021. One of Group-IB’s main goals is to reduce the impact of scams on Singapore and protect its citizens through threat information sharing and the development of patented technologies targeting scammers and their infrastructure. In August, Group-IB researchers uncovered that a global scam-as-a-service operation Classiscam expanded to Singapore and started targeting the users of the leading local classified platform. Immediately upon discovery, the company’s experts shared their findings within the APPACT, resulting in a timely public advisory aimed at raising awareness and minimizing further losses for Singaporeans.

About Group-IB

Group-IB, with its headquarters in Singapore, is one of the leading providers of solutions dedicated to detecting and preventing cyberattacks, identifying online fraud, investigating high-tech crimes, and protecting intellectual property. The company’s Threat Intelligence and Research Centers are located in the Middle East (Dubai), the Asia-Pacific (Singapore), and Europe (Amsterdam).

Group-IB’s Unified Risk Platform is an ecosystem of solutions that understands each organization’s threat profile and tailors defenses against them in real-time from a single interface. The Unified Risk Platform provides complete coverage of the cyber response chain. Group-IB’s products and services consolidated in Group-IB’s Unified Risk Platform include Group-IB’s Threat IntelligenceManaged XDRDigital Risk ProtectionFraud ProtectionAttack Surface ManagementBusiness Email ProtectionAudit & ConsultingEducation & TrainingDigital Forensics & Incident ResponseManaged Detection & Response, and Cyber Investigations.

Group-IB’s technological leadership and R&D capabilities are built on the company’s 19 years of hands-on experience in cybercrime investigations worldwide and more than 70,000 hours of cybersecurity incident response accumulated in our leading DFIR Laboratory, High-Tech Crime Investigations Department, and round-the-clock CERT-GIB.

Group-IB is an active partner in global investigations led by international law enforcement organizations such as Europol and INTERPOL. Group-IB is also a member of the Europol European Cybercrime Centre’s (EC3) Advisory Group on Internet Security, which was created to foster closer cooperation between Europol and its leading non-law enforcement partners.

Group-IB’s experience in threat hunting and cyber intelligence has been fused into an ecosystem of highly sophisticated software and hardware solutions designed to monitor, identify, and prevent cyberattacks. Group-IB’s mission is to protect its clients in cyberspace every day by creating and leveraging innovative solutions and services.

Group-IB’s experience in threat hunting and cyber intelligence has been fused into an ecosystem of highly sophisticated software and hardware solutions designed to monitor, identify, and prevent cyberattacks. Group-IB’s mission is to fight high-tech crime while protecting our clients in cyberspace and helping them achieve their goals. To do so, we analyze cyber threats, develop our infrastructure to monitor them, respond to incidents, investigate complex high-tech crimes, and design unique technologies, solutions, and services to counteract adversaries.