The summit 2006 launched a three year Manifesto to tackle computer crime in Wales; the purpose being to protect businesses against the growing threat to them from electronic and computer based Crime. The conference was attended by the four major police forces in Wales and included a key note speech from Ian Shannon, Assistant Chief Constable of the North Wales Police. Representatives from the National High Tech Crime Unit were also in attendance…Major players in the corporate fight against computer crime supported the event; HSBCâ€™s counter fraud team illustrated the threat of identity theft, whilst Ed Gibson, Chief Security Officer at Microsoft discussed the software giantsâ€™ take on the problem.
CY4OR wholeheartedly support this proactive approach to tackling what is an enormous drain on Corporate Britain, and Public and Professional Services nationally, and were on hand throughout the day to offer proactive advice and guidance in connection to computer crime.
The key message being communicated was the importance of evidentiary procedure when securing digital evidence, in order to allow any data retrieved to be admissible in court. Jason Joy, Marketing & Communications Manager at CY4OR commented;
â€œIt was interesting to meet and speak to the diverse spectrum of delegates who attended the conference, and who were actively arming themselves against the threat of computer crime. â€˜Cyber criminalsâ€™ are in most cases â€˜facelessâ€™ and commit their crimes remotely so they are perceived as being less of a threat in general. The majority of them are no longer just interested in crashing computers and causing a nuisance, their motives are now financial and they usually belong to well organized criminal gangs, using sophisticated social engineering techniques to target people and trick them into handing over personal details or money. A change of mind set is needed by companies, employees and consumers in order to significantly tackle the problem.â€
The CY4OR team hope to work with police forces, businesses and organisations in Wales as the manifesto unfolds; whether this is through educational seminars on the capabilities of forensic technologies, or their application in criminal convictions.
For further information or to schedule a complimentary seminar please contact Carrie Moss.