Policing change could result in lack of e-crime monitoring

News by Dan Raywood

A change in the monitoring and management of e-crime could lead to no supervision at all.

A change in the monitoring and management of e-crime could lead to no supervision at all.

 

Rick Howard, director of intelligence at iDefense, claimed that as the hi-tech crime unit is wound down and the e-crime unit is installed, the changeover time will give a window of opportunity for cybercriminals to go about their business unmonitored.

 

Howard said: “If no one is in charge of public policing, who is in charge of the cybercriminals? When the hi-tech crime unit moves away and the e-crime unit takes over, there will be a gap of who is in charge and what they are doing.

 

“There will be a while before the PECU is able to ramp up its activities, all the while the cybercriminals will not go away, so there will be a gap of time of opportunity for the bad people without the authorities noticing.”

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