BU Cyber Security Unit attends Business Crime Conference

The BU Cyber Security Unit attended and presented at the annual business crime conference hosted by the Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, Martyn Underhill. The Conference, titled ‘Putting Crime out of Business’ hosted a number of workshops including; online fraud, counterfeit goods and business scams, rural crime, counter terrorism and shoplifting. Dr Christopher Richardson, the Head of the BU Cyber Security Unit, held two workshops on online fraud. Attendees were enamored with the facts of online fraud and a number of the local businesses inquired as to how the Unit could help them counter online fraud. The Unit’s stand was also quite popular, most likely leading to the very intriguing Norse Live Attack map, which visualizes a tiny portion (<1%) of the data processed by the Norse DarkMatter™ platform every day.

Additionally this week, the Unit attended the Christchurch and East Dorset Growth Plan Launch and the Ferndown and Uddens Business meeting to discuss business support opportunities provided by the Unit and the University as a whole.

Later in the month, the BU Cyber Security Unit will attend the National Cyber Security Summit 2014 in London. The Summit will bring together over 350 cyber security experts, senior officials and policy-makers from across public sector and industry to discuss the ever-changing threats posed by cyber-crime and share best practice strategies to help the UK effectively combat these threats. Central to the discussion will be:

  • Ensuring Businesses are Safe in Cyberspace by 2016
  • Protecting the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure
  • Collaboration to Identify & Tackle the Cyber Crime Threat
  • Investing in Tomorrow’s Cyber Security Workforce
  • Successfully Managing Cyber Security as part of the Digital Transformation