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Parents need to tackle cyber bullying, not just companies says research chief

The head of the National Anti-Bullying Research Centre has said a greater emphasis on parental responsibility is necessary to tackle cyber bullying, not just the regulation of internet companies.

Dr James O’Higgins Norman, associate professor of sociology at Dublin City University was reacting to new measures announced in the UK of a voluntary levy on companies such as Google and Facebook to help raise awareness on the issue.

The unspecified financial contribution would help fund the UK’s online safety strategy, designed to tackle bullying, abuse and other risks for children and vulnerable users.

Prime minister Theresa May has been critical of firms like Twitter, repeatedly calling on them to do more to stop the spread of extremist content and to help victims of abuse.

On Wednesday, digital minister Karen Bradley published proposals including the levy, a code of practice on removing intimidating or humiliating content from social media, and

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City of London ‘cyber court’ to tackle online fraud in financial sector

A new state-of-the-art court to tackle cyber crime and fraud in the financial sector is to open in the City of London.

Ministers say the court will enhance Britain’s reputation as a country where banking and finance is underpinned by the rule of law, and help the authorities tackle the growing menace of computer crime.

The City of London Corporation will on Monday announce plans for the court to be based in the Square Mile.

The specially built court, which is still in the planning stage, is expected to be built within walking distance of the Royal Courts of Justice, the Rolls Building and the Old Bailey.

Dominic Raab, the Justice Minister, said: “This new flagship court will build on UK legal services’ unique comparative advantage, by leading the drive to tackle fraud and crack down on cyber-crime.

“By reinforcing the City’s world-leading reputation as the number one place to do business and

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/08/city-londoncyber-court-tackle-online-fraud-financial-sector/

WCD ministry announces portal to tackle cyber crime, harassment directed against women, children


cyber bullying, cyber crime against women, Women and Child Development ministry, Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children, CCPWC, social media trolls, indian express newscyber bullying, cyber crime against women, Women and Child Development ministry, Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children, CCPWC, social media trolls, indian express news CCPWC is expected to go live from March next year. (Source: MinistryWCD/Twitter)

WCD ministry announces portal to tackle cyber crime, harassment …


cyber bullying, cyber crime against women, Women and Child Development ministry, Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children, CCPWC, social media trolls, indian express newscyber bullying, cyber crime against women, Women and Child Development ministry, Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children, CCPWC, social media trolls, indian express news CCPWC is expected to go live from March next year. (Source: MinistryWCD/Twitter)

More should be done to tackle cyber bullying says study

Around 80 per cent of young people think social media companies should do more to tackle cyber bullying, according to a study.

Almost half have experienced threatening, intimidating or nasty messages and 14 per cent have been a victim of online bullying in the last month, research by YoungMinds and The Children’s Society found.

Many said their personal information had been shared publicly, they had been excluded from conversations or groups online or received persistent messages from someone after asking them to stop.

The survey of around 1,000 people aged 11 to 25 was carried out ahead of an inquiry in Parliament into the impact of cyber bullying on young people’s mental health.

Conservative MP Alex Chalk, who is leading the inquiry, said: “Social media is a good thing but there is increasing evidence that prolonged exposure at such a young age carries risks.

“As a society we are in the foothills

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Boost police budget to tackle cyber crime, says Reform | Public …

In a report, Bobbies on the net, published today, Reform called for 12,000 IT expert volunteers to be recruited and hundreds of millions of pounds to be ploughed into new technology and training to combat the threat posed by cyber criminals. Reforms says this costs businesses £144bn a year, while individuals lose £10bn to fraud collectively.

The think-tank also recommended that a digital academy be set up to train 1,700 specialist officers and staff to deal with the cyber security threats.

The report said the £450m required for police forces could be raised through accelerating the government’s automation plans for the public sector, something Reform calculates could save Whitehall £2.6bn a year.

Researchers from Reform argue that new technology like body-worn cameras capable of spotting criminals and missing people as well as augmented-reality glasses which can identify evidence at crime scenes could transform policing in the near future

Alexander Hitchcock, report co-author, said:

Read more at: http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2017/08/boost-police-budget-tackle-cyber-crime-says-reform

£200K to tackle Female Genital Mutilation and Cyber Crime in areas including Milton Keynes

A new grant fund has been launched by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley.

Around £200,000 of grant funding is available for organisations who can assist Anthony Stansfield to achieve key aims in his Police and Crime Plan.

Funding is available to improve prevention and early intervention in the areas of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Cyber Crime.

Bids are invited from organisations for projects which meet one or more of the following criteria:-

Tackling FGM

Training or other initiatives for key professionals (e.g. teachers, lawyers, health visitors, safeguarding leads) to encourage reporting and improve knowledge and the use of appropriate referral pathways.

Engagement and or education in key communities where there are cultures known to be at risk

Cyber Crime

To improve public awareness of measures to protect against cyber crime

To deliver targeted cyber-crime prevention activities to those at either end of the age spectrum

Speakling about the grant funding, Anthony Stansfeld said:

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Palo Alto Networks, IGCI sign pact to tackle cyber crime

MUMBAI: Security company Palo Alto Networks today announced that it is formalising its cooperation with the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI).

This agreement aims to combat criminal trends in cyberspace, cyberthreats and cybercrime globally through sharing threat information generated by Palo Alto Networks and Unit 42, its threat intelligence team, the company said in a statement.

Palo Alto Networks will be involved in the operational briefings at IGCI and vice versa.

“Cybercrime represents a significant amount of risk for businesses and organisations today. This collaboration marks a mutual commitment to information sharing, which is necessary in preventing successful cyberattacks,” said Sean Duca, vice president and regional chief security officer for Asia-Pacific, Palo Alto Networks.

A threat intelligence expert from Unit 42 will be assigned to collaborate with the IGCI, helping provide a clearer understanding of

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cybercrime: Palo Alto Networks, IGCI sign pact to tackle cyber crime

MUMBAI: Security company Palo Alto Networks today announced that it is formalising its cooperation with the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI).

This agreement aims to combat criminal trends in cyberspace, cyberthreats and cybercrime globally through sharing threat information generated by Palo Alto Networks and Unit 42, its threat intelligence team, the company said in a statement.

Palo Alto Networks will be involved in the operational briefings at IGCI and vice versa.

“Cybercrime represents a significant amount of risk for businesses and organisations today. This collaboration marks a mutual commitment to information sharing, which is necessary in preventing successful cyberattacks,” said Sean Duca, vice president and regional chief security officer for Asia-Pacific, Palo Alto Networks.

A threat intelligence expert from Unit 42 will be assigned to collaborate with the IGCI, helping provide a clearer understanding of

Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/palo-alto-networks-igci-sign-pact-to-tackle-cyber-crime/articleshow/59953389.cms