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South Wales Cyber Security Cluster January 2018

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Waterton Technology Centre

Waterton Industrial Estate

Bridgend

CF31 3WT

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Very few people seem to recognise that the cyber security phenomenon that has steadily grown in our collective psyche for the last five years is fundamentally about crime. We hear so much about hackers and ‘hactivists’ hunching behind their computers that we do not see these people for what they are – criminals!

Unfortunately, our fixation with the computers, the software, the Internet, the dark web and the gadgets that cyber criminals use tends to draw our focus of attention away from the reality of what the cybercriminal is actually doing. In the aftermath of a cyberattack, we get caught up in the technological wizardry that made the attack possible and the need to find a computer-based solution to the hack but there is a lot more to fighting cyber criminals than this.

The Regional Cyber Crime Unit (RCCU) of TARIAN (the Southern Wales Regional Organised Crime Unit), was created in early 2014 at the same time as the South Wales Cyber Security Cluster was forming and representatives of the Unit have attended pretty much every Cluster meeting since then. The Unit has steadily grown over the years and we have seen new faces popping up at the Cluster - but what exactly do they do?

The Unit, working closely with the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU), provides a national investigative response to the most serious incidents of cyber-crime. However, current information suggests that 80% of Cyber crime is preventable and through partnership engagement and education the Unit seeks to develop Wales as a ‘secure digital nation’.

The Unit will be hosting the January meeting of the Cluster near to their HQ in Bridgend and will provide a deeper dive into the strategies and tactics being emploiyed in the fight against cyber crime and discuss how we, as businesses and cyber experts, can work more closely with them in this ongoing battle.

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