Officers from across the East Midlands came to De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) to work with police to learn more about digital forensics and the latest research being conducted to tackle the increasing threat of cyber-crime.
DMU's Psychology and Technology Research Group and the Cyber-Security Centre operate to comprehend how victims view cyber-crime as well as the behaviour and methods used by cyber-criminals.
In 2014, more than half of 2,075 Britons that took a UK government survey had been victims of cyber-crime. A separate poll displayed that for all of the UK, more than £670 million was lost in online fraud in 12 months to August 2014.
“The challenges facing the police in the arena of cyber-crime highlight the need to strike a balance between understanding the nature of digital forensics alongside the motivations, techniques and psychology of the attackers,”explained DMU psychologist Dr Lee Hadlington.
The event at DMU included workshops for officers and staff. Andy Jones, visiting professor to DMU's Cyber-Security Centre delivered a keynote speech on the challenges faced by police when presented with cyber-crime.