As part of the Yorkshire Cyber Project, we have arranged events across Yorkshire and Humberside that are aimed at helping you to understand some of the risks you and your business face from an insecure cyber infrastructure or lack or cyber security planning.
At the events we will use scenarios that are based on real experiences of real businesses through which you will be able to test yourself and your organisation in tackling a multitude of problems. Some will be fairly simple, for example losing data either by a mislaid device such as a laptop, or something more immediate such as a ransomware attack.
Using a new interactive platform you will participate in an immersive experience to help you appreciate what you need to do back in the workplace to make your business safer online. The scenarios will be delivered through the platform allowing discussion and debate with colleagues.
We will have a team of experienced staff to help your learn and better protect yourselves.
All of the events are designed to help you learn and are not assessments, likewise the discussions amongst the participants are to help you learn about cyber security through credible experiences and case studies. You will also be able to speak to key stakeholders and have informative updates from a range of agencies.
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We are excited to announce the launch of a new Yorkshire Cyber project. Yorkshire Cyber is a collaboration between CENTRIC and Stuart Hyde Associates to develop cyber resilience for SMEs across the Yorkshire and Humberside region.
Yorkshire Cyber, recognises that cyber-security support is often aimed at larger companies with conferences and events held in city centres. This reduces the opportunities for SMEs in smaller and more remote locations to receive the support and information that would assist them in building effective cyber resilience. Yorkshire Cyber will reach out to SMEs in a range of towns across Yorkshire by holding immersive, interactive events, using innovative technology, designed by CENTRIC, in order to fill this gap and extend the reach of essential support.
The project will engage directly with a number of SMEs from six locations across Yorkshire by:
This is a small-scale, short-term project that involves CENTRIC and Stuart Hyde Associates Ltd. The Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Organised Crime Unit are actively supporting the project and will, along with local police cyber units, be involved with the events. The impact of the project will be maximised by linking with other cyber-security bodies and organisations; this is currently being developed.
Yorkshire Cyber has received Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF), which supports and develops knowledge-based interactions between universities / colleges and the wider world and which results in economic and social benefit to the UK. The project began in December 2017 and will conclude in June 2018.
On Tuesday 9th January CENTRIC visited University Of Suffolk at the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre to present a selection of our research and activities.
The event, hosted by University of Suffolk, was a huge success and focussed on Emerging and Current Challenges in Cyber Crime. Attended by academics, Law Enforcement Agencies and businesses the event was an opportunity for all parties to come together and find out how University of Suffolk aims to become a major research centre in Cyber related research.
You can read more about the event here.
Left to right: Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, deputy vice-chancellor; Helen Gibson, Operations Lead CENTRIC; Tim Passmore, police and crime commissioner; Emma Bond, Professor in the faculty of Arts, Business and Applied Social Science at University of Suffolk
Picture: James Fletcher Photography
From the 28th – 30th November 2017 the CENTRIC Director, Profesor Babak Akhgar, spoke at the CEPOL Research and Science Conference – “Innovation in Law Enforcement” that took place in Budapest.
The CENTRIC Director presented the EU funded UNITY project to the delegation and discussed advanced Community Policing training for LEAs and a baseline view of Community Policing. He also spoke about the evolution of the Community Policing concept currently being developed into a serious game as part of the UNITY project.
This week the CENTRIC team have been in Leeds for the final consortium of the UNITY project.
The meeting was very successful and during which the CENTRIC team discussed community policing and the serious game currently being developed around the community engagement concept.
In furtherance of the Privacy by Design approach that is embedded within all CENTRIC technical developments, and in alignment with the core aim of providing support to operational organisations, CENTRIC has produced a GDPR Guide for the Police and Crime Commissioners’ Chief Executives across the UK. This was presented to the Association of Policing and Crime Chief Executives in October 2017.
In recognition of the need to implement changes and engage in preparations to achieve compliance by May 2018, the GDPR Guide sets out requirements and highlights key issues in a reader-friendly, accessible way. This provides an overview and an indication of compliance requirements under the new legislation, as well as a guide to preparations that should be under way. The style and content of the Guide has been developed so that the reader gains an insight to the fundamental requirements, the underlying rationale and the ways in which it might apply to their own situations.
To compliment and expand the usefulness of the Guide, a series of supplementary materials is also offered and is under continual development. These are shorter documents that focus on specific key requirements and provide more detail, and in some cases example tables or task flows, to facilitate fuller understanding of the ways in which compliance can be achieved in various areas.
Due to the fast-moving nature of developments in this area, the latest updates are also offered as an additional resource and to maintain an up to date awareness of current issues and guidance from a wider range of sources.
CENTRIC is currently working on a Policing Guide, which addresses data protection requirements specifically for law enforcement purposes. The Policing Directive will come into force in May 2018 and is designed to complement and align with the GDPR. As a Directive, the legal provisions will be given effect to through Member States’ national laws, however the aims, objectives and overall ‘vision’ of the legislation will remain consistent throughout Europe and will be the yardstick by which the European Courts will measure compliance. Therefore, the guide addresses the key issues and provides information and examples that aim to provide clarity and support for compliance by forces, from SLT level down to individual officer responsibility.
This Guide is aimed specifically at Police and Crime Commissioners’ Chief Executives and sets out in a concise and accessible way, the main points and key issues of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation, which will be in force from May 2018. Key excerpts of legislation, case studies and practical advice are provided in order …
This Guide will be aimed specifically at operational police forces and presents the objectives, principles and fundamental requirements of the Policing Directive that will be in force from May 2018. While not directly applicable to the UK, the Government has incorporated the requirements into forthcoming data protection legislation, meaning compliance with these fundamental requirements will be …