Home Secretary Theresa May has announced a £63m boost to police budgets for combatting cyber crime. The money will come from the £650m being spent on beefing up the UK's national cyber defences announced last year. The move to a proactive, and attacking, form of cyber defence was explained to the Reg by "senior Whitehall …
The thin blue line
£63m of police resources vs £1800m+ of cyber crime by terrorists and organised crime.
This is "really" going to make an impact (now the dutch boy can use 2 fingers to stick in the dam)
better than nothing, but only just
how to defend against 'cyber crime'
Do your online shopping from a bootable CD ... What's it cost the economy all this 'cybercrime' ??
Re: how to defend against 'cyber crime'
Because of course *all* cybercrime comes from Windows workstation being compromised. None of it at all comes from phishing emails, hacked web sites, fake sites, chip & pin machines, call centre trolls copying card details etc etc
How to 'mislead people' by blaming one element of a bigger problem
---Mines the one with the Ubuntu DVD, the one that makes me invincible
This is a joke
Rising numbers of officers with any professional qualifications that might give them an alternative career option have been bailing out of the police service since the cuts were intimated. There is an acknowledged crisis in police leadership (vide comments by Peter Neyroud, ex-CC Thames Valley and chief executive of the now-doomed National Policing Improvement Agency) caused in part by the tendency of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to develop "leaders" in its own style, one that consists largely of doing whatever is necessary to please the Home Office and to reach a Queen's Police Medal rather than actually maintain professional standards and do the "right thing" for policing as a whole.
Hence, policing generally has gone down the pan... El Reg readers will know this intuitively from their own experiences, and more and more police authorities are refusing to pay their funding allocations to ACPO in prtest.
Relevance? Read the story of how there has been a huge increase in determined efforts by organised crime to infiltrate one of Britain's largest police forces:
Until the headlong rush back to the endemic corruption of the 1970s is stemmed, spending a few million pounds on cybercrime won't fix any of the strategic issues affecting policing.
USA global terrorists
Will any of this cash be used to stop the USA, Israel & UK from DDOS'ing, illegally spying and sending out stuxnet virus?
or just used to censor the web by saying "we must protect the children" as loud as they can!
Ok who instantly thought of James?
When I saw the headlines my first thought was "What did this have to do with James May?", then I thought not Brian either - then realised Teresa.
CAN WE HAVE FULL NAMES PLEASE!
Re: Ok who instantly thought of James?
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