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Emerging and current challenges in cybercrime

10 Jan 2018 9:45AM

A symposium to discuss the ‘Emerging and current challenges in cybercrime’ has taken place at the University of Suffolk.

The event brought together law enforcement organisations with academic researchers and the business community to discuss the increasing cybercrime threat level that the world is facing. It highlighted some of the work in progress to address these in the UK and attendees heard about the University’s planned activities in cyber security and cybercrime prevention.

The topics covered included the dark web, identification and interception of terrorist generated content, open source for combating crime, VR and AR for first responders training and community policing in the age of cyber.

The event was organised in close collaboration with the Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Crime (CENTRIC); a multi-disciplinary and end-user focused centre of excellence established in the Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute at Sheffield Hallam University. 

The University of Suffolk is leading initiatives in the region to provide a platform for researchers, practitioners, policy makers and the public to focus on applied research in the security domain and progress ground-breaking research.  

Dr Helen Gibson, Operation Lead at CENTRIC, said "CENTRIC is developing solutions to some of Europe's most pressing contemporary security challenges and our collaboration with the University of Suffolk will bring opportunities to deliver training and research to new security domains impacting new areas and stakeholders.”

It is intended that the University of Suffolk’s relationship with CENTRIC will result in the creation of a multidisciplinary Research Institute under the School of Science, Technology and Engineering in the coming months.


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