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UK police lack skills and resources to fight cybercrime – report

Phil Muncaster


9 December 2014  

A report from PA Consulting Group, examining how prepared the UK's law enforcement agencies are to tackle cyber crime, is featured in Infosecurity Magazine. The article looks at the study’s key finding, that most UK police forces lack the skills and resources to adequately combat cybercrime. The report’s co-author, PA’s Nick Newman, a security expert, is quoted. 

The article explains that the survey talked to 185 intelligence analysts in 48 different police bodies, and found less than a third of staff have the skills or technology to fight online criminals. 

The article refers to comments made by Nick in The Independent on Monday 8 December: “More of the £650m allocated by the government to a National Cyber Security Program should be spent on policing, because law enforcers are ‘nowhere near equipped’ to deal with the threat.”


For a copy of our report, Cybercrime Tipping Point, click here.

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