CyberCrime is now believed to be the biggest form of organised crime, globally.
It’s estimated that the value of CyberCrime now exceeds the combined total of all other forms of organised crime put together – for example narcotics, human trafficking, tobacco smuggling, slavery and money laundering.
That’s a big problem and (if some press reports are to be believed) one that the UK Police Authorities seem to be powerless to fight.
In fact, there’s a deadly-serious and highly-professional network of Police Officers in place that are dedicated to resisting this threat, although, for obvious reasons, they’ve not as visible as a traffic patrol car.
Across the UK there’s 13 dedicated ‘Regional Organised Crime Units1 (ROCU), and within each unit are Cyber Protect officers who are there to help organisations off all sizes to counter Cyber Crime. On a national scale, they share information and intelligence, and will assist the prosecution services in bringing to account any persons engaged in cyber-crime that fall under UK jurisdiction.
At local level, they have specific knowledge of current threats and breaches, which all helps to demonstrate that Cyber threats are both real and plentiful, everywhere in the UK.
We’d strongly recommend that you reach out to your local officer and team and find out what support is available – for example staff presentations and reviews – they’re there to help you!