What are the most effective strategies for tackling cyber crime?

Closed conference and debate will see law enforcement and private sector cyber security professionals discuss current threats.

The most effective strategies to tackle the growing threat of cyber crime in the UK are to be examined at an innovative forum next month.

The closed conference will see law enforcement and private sector cyber security professionals come together to discuss the current and emerging cyber crime threats, both to individuals and businesses.

Bedfordshire Police Deputy Chief Constable Jon Boutcher, the deputy lead for cyber crime, will speak to delegates on the current law enforcement strategy – after a HMIC report last year found that many forces “cannot effectively identify or understand” the threat posed by cyber crime.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss the changes required to enhance the existing response of law enforcement and cyber security professionals – particularly around issues such as funding, skills and training and collaboration.

There will be several speakers at this groundbreaking event.

Greenpeace’s Infrastructure Specialist Joe Goodings will speak about his experiences preventing cyber attacks on one of the world’s largest environmental organisations, discussing “how to keep going in a world where people are out to get you”. Joe’s experience in this field goes back to 1985 when Greenpeace suffered an information leak and one person died. As Joe has stated: “At that point I realised that security was not a value add extra, even assuming I had any money to spend on it.”

Giles Herdale is the Digital Intelligence and Investigation strategy lead working with national lead Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh and stakeholders across policing, government, industry and academia to develop and implement a strategic programme to equip policing to adapt and maintain public confidence in this critical area.

Describing the challenge facing those vested with investigating cyber crime, Giles said: “Public confidence is affected and hence the legitimacy of policing by consent, if there is perceived to be an increasing lag between public experience of crime and the response to it.”

The forum will be followed by a Risk and Network Threat (RANT) debate around claims that organisations are failing to report cyber attacks because they don’t wish to reveal how vulnerable they are – and how this is hindering any effort to assess the threat properly.

Following the forum, conference hosts Red Snapper Learning intend to set up and support a working group made up of representatives from law enforcement agencies and cyber crime security and training professionals to take forward the findings that arise.

The day starts at 11am with the Cyber Crime Forum at The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, 45 Prescott Street, London E1 8GP, moving on to the RANT Debate occurring between 5.30pm and 10pm (debate 6.15pm to approximately 7.30pm) at nearby The Griffin Room, The Counting House, EC3V 3PD.

Admission will be by confirmed invitation only.

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If you would like to register your interest for a delegate place (all invitations will be by personal invitation only) to either or both of these events, which are free of charge, please email events@redsnappergroup.co.uk