UK business to meet Police Central ecrime Unit

UK business areto seek clarification on the role of the newly-formed Police Central e-crime Unit (PCeU) in a meeting later this month.

UK business areto seek clarification on the role of the newly-formed Police Central e-crime Unit (PCeU) in a meeting later this month.

Members of business IT user group, The Corporate IT Forum, will quiz the PCeU on the unit's funding, remit and powers at a meeting inReading on 24 February.

The meeting is open to heads of information security at big business organisations.

The session is aimed at increasing engagement between business and the PCeU as well as providing feedback on business concerns and initiatives around cyber crime.

David Roberts, chief executive of The Corporate IT Forum, said the association's membership welcome the formation of the PCeU to help fight cyber crime.

"We are delighted to have been given the first opportunity to feedback collectively to [the PCeU] and look forward to forging a constructive relationship," he said.

Roberts said the threat of cyber crime can be tackled only through the collaborative effort of all stakeholders.

"We hope the meeting will result in a formation of a framework for that collaboration in future," he said.

Government announced just over £7m for the (PCeU) in September 2008, but UK business has expressed concern that this will be inadequate to tackle the cyber threat.

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