The Future of Cybercrime & Cybercrime Forensics

Thursday 9 October 2014

6.00pm - 7.30pm

Room E412, John Dalton Building, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5GD

Free and open to all.

This is a joint BCS Manchester Branch & BCS Cybercrime Forensics Specialist Group event

Denis Edgar-Nevill FBCS CITP


We have already reached the point where police forces cannot contain cybercrime. National governments have built cyber-commands costing hundreds of millions of dollars but no one believes they are invulnerable to attack. As individuals we rely on a head-in-the-sand approach of believing it will always be someone else rather than ourselves who will be affected. Technological development moves on a pace to meet the demands of faster, smarter, cheaper - without us considering the implications.

This presentation considers the implications of current trends and makes a series of guesses about our future over the next five, ten, fifty and one hundred years.

What’s for certain is that our lives are changing in so many different ways; in particular our choices, careers, security & personal privacy.

About the speaker

Denis Edgar-Nevill FBCS CITP - was elected founding chair of the BCS Cybercrime Forensics SG in December 2008 which now has over 1,620 members in 55 countries. Denis holds the post of Head of the Centre for Cybercrime Forensics at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has been working in the area of Cybercrime Forensics since 2002 with police organisations developing in 2004 the MSc Cybercrime Forensics which is jointly delivered with the College of Policing (COP).

Denis was an invited member of the ACPO Editorial Board which released the current version of the guidance for handling digital evidence published in 2012. He also chairs the annual International Cybercrime Forensics Education and Training conferences (CFET) and was the principal researcher/project manager for the €1million EU funded ECENTRE (England’s Centre of Excellence for Cybercrime Training Research and Education) project involving COP, commercial organisations and 10 other universities in the UK which ended in August 2014.

In June 2014 Denis was approached by the Cabinet Office to act as an advisor to the Permanent Secretary to review the investigation in the Hillsborough Wikipedia Investigation to review the processes undertaken in the internal enquiry and make recommendations for further actions. This was acknowledged in the Ministerial Statement to the House of Commons by Francis Maude on 17 June 2014.