Policing the Cyber World

Join us for a packed agenda with varying perspectives, ranging from operational law enforcement, National Cyber Protect, the security industry and the region’s new Cyber Resilience Centre, amongst others.

Dates Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 09:30 to 12:30
Venue Online
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Event details:

The Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU), in collaboration with Protection Group International (PGI), are hosting a morning seminar of expert speakers for Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP) members, and other businesses located within the Eastern Region.

This three-hour seminar has been designed to inform, engage, inspire, and provide a space for discussion with like-minded individuals; those individuals who understand the real-world threat of cyber-crime; those interested in the current threat landscape; how law enforcement are tackling this, and most importantly, how individuals can mitigate against the specific threats facing their organisations.


When – Tuesday 19th January 2021 09:30 – 12:30 hrs

Where – Online using Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams invitations will be emailed shortly before the event.


Topics and Speakers

1. Cyber Protect

We will be discussing regional cyber threats and trends, including practical advice and guidance to mitigate against the most common threats we’re seeing in the current climate. You will hear how we can assist your business and the services we can offer you.

Speakers: Samantha Allen and Phillipa Phipps – Cyber Protect Coordinators, ERSOU


2. Regional Policing Response - Tackling Cyber Crime

Cyber Crime has no boundaries. In order to tackle and pursue cyber-criminals targeting individuals and organisations in the Eastern Region, this requires partnership working at national and international levels including, but not limited to, the National Crime Agency (NCA), Europol, Interpol and the FBI. Hear how ERSOU are tackling cyber-crime, and bringing cyber-criminals to justice in our region.

Speaker: Detective Inspector Ian Kirby – Head of Cyber Crime Unit, ERSOU


3. National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and Action Fraud

Join Chris who will be discussing how you can report to Action Fraud and will take you through the reporting process, what happens in the background when a report is made and how reporting can assist you and others in the future.

Speaker: Detective Sergeant Chris Buckingham – Business Stakeholder Manager


4. Eastern Region Cyber Resilience Centre (CRC)

The national CRC network has launched in all the UK regions, funded and supported by the Home Office and National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC). The centre in the East will be operating as a not-for-profit company to help SMEs identify and reduce risks in the cyber arena. This will be achieved through memberships and support services (membership is free for small businesses but other services may incur costs). It relies on support from policing, businesses (as board members, trusted partners and an advisory group) along with academia. Learn how you can join your local Cyber Resilience Centre and contribute to the technical landscape of the Eastern Region.

Speakers: Detective Superintendent Nick Skipworth (CRC director) and Detective Inspector Fiona Bail (Head of Cyber and Innovation)


5. Police Cyber Alarm

Ian will be speaking about Police Cyber Alarm, a new and free tool used to help businesses understand and monitor malicious cyber activity. The service is made up of two parts; monitoring and vulnerability scanning. Police Cyber Alarm acts as a “CCTV camera”, monitoring the traffic seen by a member’s connection to the internet. It will detect and provide regular reports of suspected malicious activity, enabling organisations to minimise their vulnerabilities. The system is designed to protect personal data, trade secrets and intellectual property. Find out how you can sign up and use this free service.

Speaker: Ian Hickling - National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC)


6. Protection Group International (PGI)

As a cyber security consultancy and training provider, PGI are the Industry Champions for the Eastern Region. In this session they will talk about the key areas of concern they are seeing through the work they do with clients of all sizes (both domestically and internationally) and the steps being taken to address those areas.

Speaker: Steve Mair – Senior Cyber Security Consultant



Additional Information for this event

Who are ERSOU?

The Eastern Region Special Operations Unit are a collaboration between the seven Police forces in the Eastern Region, (Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Kent and Essex) to tackle serious and organised crime which crosses county borders within the region. The Regional Cyber Crime Unit covers the 4P’s of policing in relation to cyber-crime:

• Pursue (investigating and stopping criminals in their tracks);

• Prevent (creating positive diversions for those who may be future cyber-criminals and utilising their skills for good);

• Prepare (creating resilience and preparedness for businesses to lessen the impact of any potential attack); and

• Protect (building knowledge and awareness to businesses and members of the public to recognise the signs of an attack and mitigate against them to reduce the chance of becoming a victim).


How do I access the webinar?

Sign up to the event using the Eventbrite link and we will send you a Microsoft Teams link the morning of the event.


What is CiSP?

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. Benefits of CiSP include:

• engagement with industry and government counterparts in a secure environment

• early warning of cyber threats

• ability to learn from experiences, mistakes, successes of other users and seek advice

• an improved ability to protect their company network

• access to free network monitoring reports tailored to your organisation’s requirements


How do I become a member of CiSP?

Before individuals are able to sign up, your organisation needs to join CiSP. If your organisation has joined CiSP already you can register as an individual. If your organisation has not joined CiSP yet you can register your organisation here.


Do I have to be a CiSP member to join the webinar?

Attendees are encouraged to join CiSP as there are many benefits of doing so, but it is not essential.


I’ve got a question/query.

Please direct any queries regarding this event or any of the services we offer to CyberProtect@ERSOU.pnn.police.uk

The Strategic Alliance between Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Police Services.