Cambridge event to help tackle cybercrime

Published: 12 January 2017 at 15:00

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PCC and Cambridge Community Safety Partnership join forces for public event

A public event to address the growing threat of cybercrime, and how people can protect themselves, will take place at Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge campus on Tuesday, 24 January.

Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite is joining forces with Cambridge Community Safety Partnership to host the cybercrime conference, which is supported by Anglia Ruskin, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Cambridge City Council.

Speakers will include network security and computing expert Adrian Winckles, a Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin, who will talk about "Tapping into the Cyber Skills of the Younger Generation".

Other speakers include Detective Superintendent Lorraine Parker, Chair of Cambridge Community Safety Partnership; Andrew Little from Get Safe Online; and Rebecca Tinsley, Cyber Security Advisor from Cambridgeshire Constabulary. 

Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite said: 

“Cybercrime is on the increase and while it might be perceived that cybercrime is a specialist crime that requires a specialist response the majority of cyberattacks could be prevented by implementing relatively easy steps to protect yourself and your devices. 

“Whether you are an individual doing online banking at home or a small/medium-sized business operating on a larger scale, it’s our job to keep you as informed as possible and to help you take the steps to stay safe and avoid falling victim to a cybercriminal.”

The free event begins at 5pm and runs until 7pm, with refreshments available from 4.30pm. Places are limited, and should be reserved in advance here.