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Published: 6th Jul 2011

Satellite broadband customers may agree with claims that a more "coordinated crackdown" on cyber criminals needs to be established.

A new organisation, called the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA), launched in London yesterday (July 5th) and is comprised of international business leaders as well as government and law enforcement agencies.

It is calling for a unified, global effort in a bid to stamp out cybercrime.

Among the founder members are McAfee, Trend Micro and Visa Europe.

UK prime minister David Cameron welcomed the initiative, explaining that the dangerous nature of criminal activity on the internet means a worldwide effort is required.

He said that by forging new relationships and investing in training, "the ICSPA is forming a network powerful enough and wide enough to face down cybercrime".

Speaking on an FT Connected Business podcast last month, chief executive officer and co-founder of Kaspersky Labs Eugene Kaspersky claimed there needs to be greater levels of protection introduced for internet users.