The industry is now in an arms race with professional criminal gangs and state entities with sophisticated tradecraft. The twenty-first century cyber criminal is a ruthless and efficient entrepreneur, supported by a highly developed and rapidly evolving black market.
Cyber Specials and Cyber Volunteers are the core of the digital community with high levels of technical expertise joining policing in their fight against cybercrime.
The resulting ‘cyber special’ and ‘cyber volunteer’ (CSCV) programme has been recognised as a significant opportunity to augment police capability against the growing threat from cybercrime. CSCV’s are now deployed within the digital investigations teams in a number of UK police forces. Furthermore, adoption of the programme as good practice is being driven through national bodies such as the Home Office Cyber Crime Policy Unit and the National Crime Operations Coordination Committee. Now with joint policing and government oversight, the cyber volunteer arena has gone from strength to strength and CSCVs are delivering new capability that is bridging the gap between the police and the evolving cyber criminal.
“I have the skills to protect the vulnerable victims of cybercrime”
Focusing on individual offerings and recruiting ‘friendly’ ethical hackers has allowed us to access industry expertise that we may historically not have sought or not have been in a financial position to recruit. Leveraging individuality and passion has been the key to obtaining the very best the industry has to offer driving technical policing capability at a local and national level.
A National Team of digital specialists (NPRT) has been created to support the response to more serious threats to policing and government. Centre to this are individuals who want to protect vulnerable people and pursue
To Support the CSCV programme we need industry to work with Law Enforcement. Join the Employer Supported Policing Programme and allow your staff paid time off to join the CSCV programme. Engage with Law Enforcement by running cybercrime seminars and share intelligence and information about criminal activity. Report cybercrime and supply important intelligence to allow law enforcement to pursue the cyber criminals effectively.
Become a Cyber Special or Cyber Volunteer by joining your local police force, get in touch below to find out more.