Businesses attend cyber crime briefing as offences in the City increase by nearly one third

The City of London Police’s Cyber Crime Unit have held their first Cyber Griffin briefing after the initiative was launched in May this year.

The briefing session, on 29th June 2018, was attended by 40 people from numerous companies based in the Square Mile and comes at a time when cyber crime offences in the City have increased by 30% compared to this time last year.

At the event specially-trained officers provided information on real-time cyber threats, the most prolific attacks happening now, and gave expert advice on how businesses could defend themselves.

Current police intelligence was shared with attendees and the topics of phishing, ransomware and insider threats were covered. Protection advice provided by the officers explained how companies and individuals could use encryption to protect themselves online.

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