Current News

  • Cyber Intelligence Report

    SOUTH WEST POLICE

    Regional Crime Unit

     

    Our aim for this monthly report is to provide you with an in-depth technical analysis on the very latest cyber threats we are seeing in the South West of England.

    Our first issue will focus on ransomware which is fast becoming a favourite type of attack for cyber criminals. Here we'll look at a ransomware investigation which resulted in years of financial data being lost, our forensic investigators will be discussing the steps you can take to migitate ransomware attacks, and we share some more general online resources including highlights from the Cyber Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP). Firstly, we wanted to take this opportunity to explain more about who we are, and what we do.

    Our Cyber Crime Unit provides a holistic approach to tackling a crime type that only a few years ago remained unseen, unreported and undetected. Our focus is on addressing cyber dependent crimes and their impact upon businesses, groups, charities and some key critical national infrastructure organisations based in the South West. Such crimes include network intrusion, ransomware and denial of service attacks.

    For more information https://www.swrocu.org.uk/cyber.aspx

  • A Question of GDPR

    The aim of the GDPR is to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world that is vastly different from the time in which the 1995 directive was established.

    Although the key principles of data privacy still hold true to the previous directive, many changes have been proposed to the regulatory policies; the key points of the GDPR as well as information on the impacts it will have on business can be found below.

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