e-Crime in The Capital

The status of Scotland Yard’s current strategy on e-Crime can be seen in a recent report published by the Metropolitan Police Service. It’s an illuminating read. Clearly there is much to be done, and the size and scope of the problem space is growing each year at a substantial rate. But progress is way too slow. e-Crime prevention and response needs a huge boost in leadership, resources and equipment. Without it, we’ll all get swamped by the growing waves of criminalisation of hacking and malware. We’ve already lost momentum with the absorption of the NHTCU into SOCA. Let’s hope that the authorities can eventually grasp the nettle and begin to plan for the future threats that are heading our way.

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