Key Points
  • Progress made against the cybersecurity outcomes of the National Cyber Security Programme (2016-21) and next steps
  • Implementing the cybercrime elements of the Digital Police Strategy 2030
  • Reform measures needed to develop capacity and capability to meet the future challenges of policing cybercrime
  • The evolution of the serious and organised cybercrime threat
  • Re-skilling the police for a digital age and attracting top talent
  • Improving digital investigation, evidence and disclosure processes
  • Improving local, regional, national and international collaboration to investigate cyber crime
  • Effective public and business awareness raising campaigns to prevent cybercrime and strengthen cyber security
  • Preventing cybercrime by identifying and diverting young people vulnerable to cybercrime
  • The role of the professional police service in policing the internet and social media
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Overview
Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Virginia Eyre, Deputy Director Cyber Policy, Home Office
  • Nigel Leary, T/Deputy Director, National Cyber Crime Unit, National Crime Agency
  • Andrew Gould CISSP, CISMP, Detective Superintendent, National Cybercrime Programme Lead, National Police Chiefs’ Council
  • Craig Jones, Director, Cybercrime Directorate, Interpol
  • David Tucker, Faculty Lead for Crime and Criminal Justice, College of Policing
  • Michael Skidmore, Senior Researcher, Police Foundation
  • Lorna Woods OBE, Internet Law Professor, University of Essex
  • Carl Miller, Research Director at the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos

    ‘Cybercrime affects millions of people every year and yet policing is not set up to deal with a world in which so much crime is committed online rather than in the public street. The scale and complexity of these challenges mean we need to think radically about the role the police play, how they work with others, the skills they require and the way the police service is organised.’ The Chair of the Strategic Review of Policing, Sir Michael Barber (2020)

    Cybercrime constituted almost half of all crimes committed in England and Wales last year as the pandemic forced criminals to continue their offences in the digital space. With cybercriminals constantly evolving and transforming their tactics, the traditional model of policing is being challenged like never before.

    Westminster Insight’s Cybercrime Conference brings together cyber experts from law enforcement, Government, criminal justice, private industry, international organisations and academia to explore how we can respond to the rapidly evolving digital nature of crime.

    The law enforcement cybercrime network has expanded over recent years with the launch of regional and local force cybercrime units working in collaboration with the National Crime Agency’s National Cybercrime Unit and GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre. But more needs to be done to make progress in the pursual, investigation, prevention, and prosecution of cybercrime.

    Attend to hear about the latest cyber threats, trends and strategies from a local level through to international serious and organised crime. Explore the role the police play, how they work with others, the skills they require and the way the police service is organised, in order to meet the evolving digital threat.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to improve the UK law enforcement’s ability to protect essential services, businesses and private individuals from cybercrime.

  • Agenda
    Start

    09:20 - 09:30
    Chair’s Opening Remarks

     

    09:30 - 09:50
    The National Cyber Security Strategy – Tackling Cybercrime Beyond 2021

     
    • Progress made against strategic outcomes for tackling cybercrime 
    • Planning for beyond 2021
    • The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy (2020) and the implications for law enforcement and cybercrime 


    Speakers

    Virginia Eyre Deputy Director Cyber Policy, Home Office

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    09:50 - 10:10
    Implementing the Digital Policing Strategy 2030 to Meet the Cybercrime Threat

     
    • Key aims and timelines of the Strategy in preparing the police to respond to the evolving cybercrime threat
    • Clarifying policing’s role in order to address criminality which spans local and national boundaries
    • Generating methods to detect and respond to new crimes, and new victims, enabled by digital
    • Adapting our workforce model, leadership and culture to reflect changing future demands
    • Harnessing rich new sources of data and intelligence within appropriate ethical boundaries
    • Managing threats and risks to the public from media that is unreliable and that can rapidly spread

    10:10 - 10:30
    Modernising the Police Service to Respond to Cybercrime

     
    • Findings of the Strategic Review of Policing related to cybercrime
    • Understanding the role the police play, how they work with others, the skills they require and how the police service is organised
    • Reform measures needed to meet the future challenges of policing cybercrime

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    Michael Skidmore Senior Researcher, Police Foundation

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    10:30 - 10:50
    Extended Questions and Discussion with Opening Speakers

     

    10:50 - 11:20
    Developing the Capacity and Capability of UK Policing’s Cyber Response

     
    • Progress with developing dedicated cybercrime units at regional and force level
    • Upskilling officers and staff on the frontline in dealing with cybercrimes
    • Improving the investigative response and providing an improved victims experience
    • Capability building projects including the Cyber Tools App, Cyber Prevent intervention panels; cyber vans; cyber dogs; secure storage and realisation of assets from seized cryptocurrency; force and regional IT connectivity and tools; and a private sector data ingest and intelligence capability
    11.10 - 11.20 Questions and Discussion

    Speakers

    Andrew Gould CISSP, CISMP Detective Superintendent, National Cybercrime Programme Lead, National Police Chiefs’ Council

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    11:20 - 11:50
    The Changing Face of Serious and Organised Cybercrime

     
    • The evolution of the cybercrime threat, monitoring emerging threats and new methods to protect against them
    • Working in partnership with national, regional and foreign law enforcement agencies and private industry partners
    11:40 - 11:50 Questions and Discussion 

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    Nigel Leary T/Deputy Director, National Cyber Crime Unit, National Crime Agency

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    11:50 - 12:00
    Intermission

     

    12:00 - 12:30
    Protecting Individuals and Businesses

     
    • Roles and responsibilities of law enforcement to protect the public, businesses and organisations from cyber crime
    • Engaging with business, government, schools and the public to give protect advice
    • The development of the types of cyberthreats RSOUs are managing
    • Progress made with Cyber Choices; early intervention to prevent individuals showing signs of drifting into digital criminality to use their skills in a positive way
    • Improving cyber crime reporting rates and providing a high-quality response to victims of cybercrime
    12:20 - 12:30 Questions and Discussion 

    12:30 - 13:00
    Building Skills and Capability to Tackle Cybercrime

     
    • Understanding the skills required to meet the online challenge
    • Training, up-skilling and mainstreaming digital investigative skills
    • Ensuring the specialist capability to respond to cyber-crime
    • Building and maintaining capabilities in the fast moving digital environment
    • Effective recruitment and competing with the private sector to attract top digital talent
    12:50 - 13:00 Questions and Discussion 

    Speakers

    David Tucker Faculty Lead for Crime and Criminal Justice, College of Policing

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    13:00 - 14:00
    Intermission

     

    14:00 - 14:30
    Improving International Collaboration to Tackle Cybercrime

     
    • Emerging global online crime threats and latest cybercrime trends in different regions
    • Aggregating national datasets on cybercrime on a global scale
    • The impact of Brexit on improving cross-border collaboration on cybercrime investigations 
    14:20 - 14:30 Questions and Discussion

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    Craig Jones Director, Cybercrime Directorate, Interpol

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    14:30 - 15:10
    Panel Discussion: Policing Online Content and Social Media

     
    • Implications of the Online Harms Legislation and the role of Ofcom as the country’s first online regulator
    • The role of the professional police service in policing the internet
    • Understanding new and emerging social media offences
    • Improving partnership working between government, social media companies, police and community groups to tackle violent material, gang related activity and online abuse
    • Improving evidence for successful prosecutions
    • Helping the public report online offences
    15:00 - 15:10 Questions and Discussion

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    Carl Miller Research Director at the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos

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    Professor Lorna Woods OBE Internet Law Professor, University of Essex

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    15:10 - 15:40
    Improving Cybercrime Investigation

     
    • Responding to and prioritising allegations of cyber crime
    • Seeking consent and use of police powers relating to digital evidence and disclosure
    • Key challenges facing digital investigations including volume of data trails, skills and knowledge, fragmented police services, technological issues and legal challenges including the technical understanding of courts
    • Challenges for police and criminal justice as new technology emerges such as live facial recognition
    15:30 - 15:40 Questions and Discussion 

    15:40 - 15:50
    Chair's Closing Remarks

     

    End

    Speakers

    Virginia Eyre Deputy Director Cyber Policy, Home Office

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    Andrew Gould CISSP, CISMP Detective Superintendent, National Cybercrime Programme Lead, National Police Chiefs’ Council

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    Craig Jones Director, Cybercrime Directorate, Interpol

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    Nigel Leary T/Deputy Director, National Cyber Crime Unit, National Crime Agency

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    Carl Miller Research Director at the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos

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    Michael Skidmore Senior Researcher, Police Foundation

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    David Tucker Faculty Lead for Crime and Criminal Justice, College of Policing

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    Professor Lorna Woods OBE Internet Law Professor, University of Essex

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