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Cybercrime workshop: Better Policing Collaborative (BPC)

Allan Walters Building
Research, Social Sciences
Monday 27th March 2017 (09:30-16:15)
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09:30 – 10:00: Event Registration and Coffee/Tea

10:00 – 10:15: Event Opening and Overview of the Cyber Crime Systematic Evidence Review Project
Dr David Hicks and Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay

10:15 – 11:00: Policing Cyber Crime - Integrated Local, Regional and National Strategy
DCC Peter Goodman, Deputy Chief Constable, Derbyshire Constabulary; National Police Lead for Cyber Crime, National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC)

This talk will provide insights from an executive-level law enforcement practitioner with responsibilities at all three levels of policing in the UK.

11:00 – 12:00: Application of Proceeds of/for Crime to Digital Investigation and Intelligence 
Mr Craig Hughes, DI Rob Harris, and DCI Sean Paley

Using hypothetical and case study examples, this talk will examine strategic and tactical opportunities for the application of the Proceeds of Crime Act (2002) in investigations with digital implications.

12:00 – 12:15: Coffee/Tea Break

12:15 – 13:00: Research Strategies to Systematise Cyber Crime Investigation
Mr Nir Tolkovsky and Dr David Hicks

This talk will focus on specific results from the systematic evidence review, and discussion of how investigators and researchers may collaborate towards integrated approaches to address cyber crime.

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 15:00: Demystifying Digital Evidence
Mr David Benford

Using case study examples, this talk will focus on digital evidence and its potential contribution to points of proof in the context of criminal investigations.

15:00 – 16:00: Panel Discussion - The Future of Digital and Financial Investigation
Dr David Hicks (moderator)

With audience participation, the panel will endeavour to identify key themes and potential collaboration opportunities between the range of stakeholders in this field. 

Mr Mick Beattie, National Coordinator, Financial Crime Portfolio, National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC)
Mr Mark Surguy, Partner, Weightmans LLP; Chairman, Midlands Fraud Forum (MFF)
Mr Terry Wilson, Cyber Crime Programme Lead, National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC)

16:15: Event Close

The aim of this cyber crime workshop will be to identify pathways for interdisciplinary research and practice to better understand, prevent, and systematically unpack cyber crime problems.  A central focus will be how to support investigators in the law enforcement and corporate/private sector with shared interests in integrated approaches to digital investigation and intelligence.

About the Speakers

Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay PhD

Reader in Economics, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Siddhartha is an internationally recognised economist in the field of political economy and public policy.  He has a particular interest in the economics of crime and economic evaluation of policy. His research interests in this area includes game theoretic modelling of criminal behaviour, econometric (statistical) analysis of factors determining crime, cost benefit analysis of alternate interventions, and the impact of initiatives such as citizen reporting. Siddhartha is the lead economist on a number of externally funded projects that includes the Police Knowledge Fund (jointly funded by HEFCE and the Home office via the College of Policing) and another funded by Norfolk and Suffolk constabulary (see Recent Grants under Research). He is the co-director of the newly formed Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing at the University of Birmingham. 

Mr Mick Beattie

National Coordinator, Financial Crime Portfolio, National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC)
Mick is a retired police officer with 30 years’ experience as a police investigator and Police manager qualified to lead investigations into serious and organised crime with specialist knowledge of fraud/financial and cyber investigations. Mick was a DCI with regional operational responsibility for Fraud, Financial Investigation and Cyber, and has practical experience of intelligence handling and the use of covert products and tactics.  He is now the National coordinator for the policing financial crime portfolio and assists the government and policing on matters relating to financial investigation and asset recovery.

Mr David Benford MSc

Managing Director, Blackstage Forensics Limited, Visiting Professional Fellow, Department of Law, Criminology and Social Sciences, University of Derby
David Benford is renowned as a leading expert on hostile profiling through social media and emerging technologies, and is the UK-based managing director and principal consultant of digital forensic and cyber crime specialists Blackstage Forensics. He is a special officer with UK law enforcement and is a Visiting Professional Fellow at the University of Derby. David works internationally with military, diplomats, corporations and law enforcement agencies and is especially well known for his work with the European diplomatic institutions in Brussels and logistics industries. 

DCC Peter Goodman

Deputy Chief Constable, Derbyshire Constabulary; National Police Lead for Cyber Crime, National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC)
Peter Goodman has recently been appointed as Deputy Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary, with responsibility for Professional Standards, Human Resources, Legal and Corporate Services.  In a national capacity, Peter is the national policing lead on Cyber Crime, the national Director of Operation Liberal (intelligence unit relating to travelling criminality) and the GAIN (Government Agency Intelligence Network) board.  He also chairs the ROCU (Regional Organised Crime Unit) Capabilities Programme, which is responsible for developing ten ROCUs across the country to deal with Serious and Organised Crime.  He also chairs the National Heads of ROCU, where operational practice is developed.

DI Rob Harris

West Midlands Police Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU), Regional Cyber Crime Unit
Rob is a Warwickshire Police officer, currently working on the Regional Organised Crime Unit for the West Midlands with a responsibility for Cyber Crime. Having started his policing career in 1989 he has worked in a number of roles from uniformed policing to criminal investigation, and specialist teams such as financial investigation and high tech crime. With experience of roles in a local, regional and national capacities Rob has many years of law enforcement experience across different policing organisations. 

Dr David Hicks PhD

Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences, University of Derby
David is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Head of Research in Postgraduate Criminology, and MSc Criminal Investigation Programme Leader at the University of Derby. He will be the Programme Leader for the MSc Financial Investigation and Digital Intelligence, a new course that is scheduled for launch September 2017.  He has over two decades of academic, research and professional experience. This includes national and international recognition as a specialist in financial crime and financial investigation, criminal/financial intelligence, organised crime, and crime prevention. He also has experience lecturing in criminology at Cardiff University (Wales) and the University of Ottawa (Canada).  David is the co-principal investigator for the Better Policing Collaborative (BPC) cyber crime project sponsored by the Police Knowledge Fund (PKF), which is jointly funded by HEFCE and the Home Office via the College of Policing. 

Mr Craig Hughes MA, (PhD Candidate)

Associate Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences, University of Derby
Craig has been involved in law enforcement for over thirty years.  The last twenty of which he has been a financial investigator and manager at regional and national levels for the Police and Home Office departments and, most recently, the Serious Fraud Office. Craig was part of the Implementation Team for the set up of the Assets Recovery Agency in 2002.  He is currently researching a PhD on the nature of financial investigation within the UK, and is an Associate Lecturer on the MSc Criminal Investigation programme at the University of Derby. 

DCI Sean Paley LLB

Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police, Specialist Operations & Protective Services
Sean is the current holder of the Cyber Portfolio for West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police. Having started his Policing career in 1988, he has worked mainly in CID, carrying out the role of SIO on Major Crime and now Kidnap and Extortion, and local area Crime Manager roles across the Force. He is a member of the National Open Source Working Group, and the People and Skills working group for Digital Intelligence and Investigation. 

Mr Mark Surguy

Partner, Weightmans LLP; Chairman, Midlands Fraud Forum (MFF)
A Partner at Weightmans LLP, Mark is a lawyer with over 28 years' private practice experience of advising and representing clients in domestic and international litigation, fraud and insolvency.  His practice encompasses commercial misconduct, corporate investigations, freezing and search orders, disclosure orders, asset tracing and other remedies arising out of suspected fraud and wrongdoing across multiple sectors.  Mark has specialist expertise and knowledge in the workings of computer forensics, digital evidence, data protection and cross border E-Discovery.  He is a regular contributor to the professional journals Cyber Security Law & Practice and Cyber Security Practitioner.

Mr Nir Tolkovsky MSc, CFE, (PhD Candidate)

Associate Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences, University of Derby
Nir is an Associate Lecturer on the MSc Criminal Investigation programme at the University of Derby, and a final year PhD candidate.  His background includes counter-terrorism and counter-proliferation project management within the Israeli Intelligence community, and research and development in the private sector and academia in the UK.   Among his recent engagements are projects utilising a variety of analytical disciplines in criminal justice systems, security and commercial contexts, ranging from cyber intelligence analysis to complex corporate fraud litigation and electronic discovery.  Nir’s doctoral research addresses the interplay between ‘criminal’ and a range of ‘commercial’ and ‘civil’ fraud resolution mechanisms in English law and practice.

Mr Terry Wilson

Cyber Crime Programme Lead, National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC)
Terry joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1986. He has spent the majority of his career as a detective, initially inner London postings at Clapham and Brixton.  Specialist postings have included the South East Regional Crime Squad, MPS anti-Corruption Command and Serious and Organised Crime Group - Flying Squad - where he specialised in Armed Robbery investigation at ascending ranks from Detective Sergeant to Detective Chief Inspector, in between performing more conventional borough-based roles in those ranks.  From 2009 to 2013 Terry was head of the Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU). This national remit involved responsibility for improving the timely response to serious incidents of Cyber Crime through a public/private partnership initiative to maximise harm reduction and increase public confidence by proactively targeting criminal networks involved in Cyber Crime, specifically, the most serious incidents of network intrusion, distribution of malicious code, denial of service attack and Internet-enabled fraud.  Terry is currently the national cyber crime programme lead working directly to the national policing lead, DCC Peter Goodman. His role is developing cyber capability at regional and force level across England and Wales.

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