A Computing Christmas Card: The Long the Short and the Tall of Cybercrime and Cybersecurity

Tuesday 9 December 2014

6.00pm - 8.00pm

Southampton Solent University, Room HC 109, First, Herbert Collins Building, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0RD


Cybercrime represents one of the most important challenges of the 21st century. Our reliance on the Internet as an everyday part of the infrastructure of modern living means anything which threatens it, threatens us all. But few of us really know what that means because of the mind-blowing numbers used to measure processing speeds, volumes, crime-rates and time needed to solve problems.

This is a Christmas-themed presentation to help make things more meaningful by relating what we think about in cybercrime and cyber security to the very real practical problems for Santa in this festive season.

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 retired from the post of Head, Centre for Cybercrime Forensics at Canterbury Christ Church University in October 2014. 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.

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