Cyber Security – It’s not rocket science
Helen Williams, Cyber Protect Office
Titan, North West Regional Crime Unit
National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021
2 Types of crime
Cyber Dependant Crime (Pure Cyber Crime)
Botnets, Denial of Service, Malware, Trojans, Hackings
Cyber Enabled Crime
Fraud, Trafficking, Sexual Offences, Bullying, Theft, Drugs
Where does the threat come from?
- Criminals / Hacktivists / Business Competitors
- Current or Former Employees
It’s a Scam!
Main issue police are called for
Staff education and awareness is the best defence
Police advice is DON’T PAY RANSOM
Crimes in action
DDOS & Ransomware – Please phone police and report ASAP via ActionFraud.
0300 123 2040 – Press 9 if ‘live’ incident
Free tools available for the public sector
Info web site
Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP)
CiSP is a joint industry and government initiative set up to exchange cyber threat information in real time, in a secure, confidential and dynamic environment, increasing situational awareness and reducing the impact on UK business.