América Móvil joins forces with the National Guard to combat cybercrime

America Movil will work with National Guard to combat cybercrime by sharing technical information about criminals and threats, the government said on Tuesday.

Scitumcybersecurity division of the Telmex unit of América Móvil, signed an agreement with the National Guard that will allow preventive actions and detection of risk factors in information technologies, according to the militarized police group.

Scitum will share its “experience and solutions to prevent cyber attacks,” the company said in a message to Reuters.

América Móvil, controlled by the family of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, launched its 5G network in Mexico this year with the expectation that it will become the largest commercial 5G network in Latin America.

“We are convinced that the only way to deal with cybercrime is by collaborating, and that collaboration must take place between academic and governmental institutions and the private sector,” said the executive president of Scitum, Cristina Hernández.

The National Guard has investigated more than 5,800 cybercrimes since 2019, including human trafficking, threats, fraud and child pornography, according to its data.

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