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PSAEW 2017 Annual Conference - Cyber Crime Discussion | Avem Capital
Cal Leaming of Lyons Leeming, an Avem Capital funded organisation, speaks at the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales (PSAEW) conference on the hot topic of cybercrime and how the Police Force are dealing with it.
Lyons Leeming is a disruptive cyber defence company that has been developed for a unique Client scope in the UK and USA. Backed at board level by Avem Capital’s CEO Steven Jupp, the technology company forms part of Avem’s tech initiative with Cal Leeming heading it up.
Appearing at a number of high profile and government based events throughout the UK, including high net worth events for the protection of the affluent sector and their families, Leeming was invited to the cybercrime discussion to talk alongside Oliver Gower. Gower brings with him an equally impressive resume with his current role as the Deputy Director of the National Cybercrime Unit in the National Crime Agency.
With both subject matter experts called upon to present at the PSAEW conference and answer questions on a key topic in today’s ever changing technology landscape, Avem Capital were on hand to capture the main discussion points.
The Discussion from Oliver Gower
In the opening discussion, Gower covered the demands on the protection of the public with regard to cybercrime and the law enforcement of modern crime. Providing some context first with a description of cybercrime, Gower explained the methods of how superintendents are able to protect their communities, along with the national and international collective.
Gower’s key points included:
- Online Fraud
- How Online Retail is Affected
- Internet Connected Devices
- Digital Footprints of the Internet and Facilitated Crime
- Cyber Dependant Crime
- Victim Facing Payloads
- Services and Marketplaces Enabling Payloads
- Actors Responsible for the Payloads and/or the Enabling Services
- Denial of Service Extortion and Ransomware
- Cybercrime OCG
- WannaCry global impact – 8,000 NSH patient treatments cancelled
- Encouraging response delivered by the NCSC, NCA, ROCUs, CoLP, NPOCC
- How cybercrime is affecting local communities with two million CMA offences in a twelve-month period
- The strategic response
- The tasking and coordination process
- A new holistic response
- Overcoming the challenges together
The Discussion from Cal Leeming
The second session saw Leeming open the discussion with an anecdote on his own experiences having being a victim of fraud on two separate occasions.
Leeming provided an insight into his past, including his path to being a hacker and his own conviction of cybercrime, still the youngest to be convicted of in the UK.
Running through different fraud scenarios and his own investigation, Leeming discussed how he became interested in cybercrime and opened up about the eventual outcome of his demise and subsequent conviction.
Leeming, now a successful CEO of his own unique and disruptive cyber practice, concluded his discussion by talking about his own protection and investigation organisation, Lyons Leeming, an organisation that is now part of the Avem Capital portfolio.
Leeming’s key points included:
- Use of IRC channels in the 1990’s for discovery of tools and information
- Young cyber criminality and his demise into drugs and a dark period
- Going on the run until eighteen years of age
- The investigating officer and the options for Leeming in the case that helped him turn around his life and focus his skills into assisting law enforcement.
- Working with the community
- Assisting with the controversial Wi-Fi Jammers “tweet”, honing toward a realistic approach to the media
- Inconsistent Agency Support
- Training of three agencies
- Extending Capabilities
- NCA coverage and positive steps forward
- Field Investigators and shortage of talent
- Out of date materials and lack of resources
- Community assistance of younger cyber criminals
- Officers struggling with the ethics of detaining the children
- Technology bringing crime to prisons, including drug smuggling drones
- Critical National Infrastructure and cyber-attacks, including domestic water supplies
- Darknet and sale of various commodities
- Social media influence and sale of narcotics
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