The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Telstra have signed a Joint Cooperation Agreement to enhance their long-standing partnership by increasing ongoing collaboration and assistance in the information and communication technology sectors.
The Agreement will set the framework for the AFP and Telstra to work even more closely in the area of
technology-enabled crime. The AFP says it will assist them in gaining a better understanding of the evolution of the telecommunications environment, training and development activities.
Under the Agreement, the cooperation between the AFP and Telstra will be focused on:
- Identity fraud and internet-enabled crime such as Phishing;
- Online paedophile activity;
- Child protection and education;
- Botnet networks and organised crime syndicates;
- Online terrorism activities;
- Targeted attacks on public, government and private sector computer networks.
Professional development of Telstra and AFP staff and employee secondment arrangements will also be
undertaken as part of the Agreement.