Cyber Crimes and Fraud Update
|Tuesday 12 Nov 2019
|Sean O’Neil, Fraud & Cyber Security Advisor, Bedfordshire Police. Michael Williams, Cyber Security Advisor, Bedfordshire Police
Bedfordshire Police’s innovative Cyber Hub was launched in 2015 as a new unit dedicated to analysing digital data to investigate cyber crime. Lots of other forces have cyber crime units, but Bedfordshire’s is a ground-breaking comprehensive ‘Hub’ which combines teams specialising in Digital Forensics, Cyber Crime Investigation and Internet Child Abuse Investigation Team (ICAIT). The highly trained investigators use the very latest technological advances to track down cyber criminals – tracing the footprint left by their online activity. The teams also provide investigative support to other criminal cases across the force.
Sean O’Neil, Fraud & Cyber Security Advisor, is to share about how persons and business can prevent from falling victims.
Michael Williams, the Cyber Security Advisor is to share about the ways Bedfordshire Police Cyber Hub delivers core Protect & Prevent messaging within schools.
Sean O’Neil L.Lb (Hon) MSyl, has extensive law enforcement experience having served for 30 years in UK Police service. He was a fully qualified ‘Senior Investigating Officer’ (SIO), with vast experience in dealing with ‘Critical incidents’ and ‘Crisis Management’ affecting organisational reputation. He is now tasked to provide cyber security advice to business; to help prevent cybercrime attacks and bring companies together to learn and tackle cyber enabled crime.
Michael Williams has previous fraud and investigative experience working as a Senior Fraud agent at both the Passport office and the Bank. He is now tasked to provide the ‘Cyber Choices’ programme, working with educational institutes and third party organisations, delivering core messaging to schools to enhance the safeguarding and protect young people from becoming Victims of Cyber Crime.