Cyber Crime

Cyber crime can seem like an abstract phenomenon until you are affected by it. Direction for Bedfordshire recognise the evolving abilities of the internet and how easy it is to use your technical skills in a negative way.

We understand how the internet can be a fascinating place, and that at times curiosity and mental inquisitiveness  can lead to unlawful activity. Direction for Bedfordshire want to promote channelling an individual’s technological intelligence into positive means. With an understanding of the law, service users can develop their talents and rebuild their lives.

Here’s some helpful documents and links on Cyber Crime:

CREST NCA Cyber Crime Report

Cyber Prevent Presentation for Young People

Cyber Prevent Presentation for Partners 2019

NCCU Guide to the Computer Misuse Act 1990

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Cyber Prevent

Cyber Prevent aim to deter individuals from getting involved in cyber dependent crime, and prevent re-offending. They strive to continually understand behaviours and motivations behind offending. Cyber Prevent promote legal and ethical use of skills, including opportunities in cyber security.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Central Beds, Luton

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Computer Misuse Act 1990

Computer Misuse Act 1990

Following a high profile hacking of a mailbox belonging to The Duke of Edinburgh, the Computer Misuse Act 1990 was created to address the loopholes in the law and make it illegal to gain improper access to a computer. It was now an offence to access any computer to which you do not have an unauthorised right to use. Below is a BBC Bitesize link which explains the Act:

Areas of Operation:
National

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Cyber-Dependent Crimes

Cyber-Dependent Crimes

Cyber-dependent crime can be defined as any crime that can only be committed using computers, computer networks or other forms of information communication technology (ICT). In essence, without the internet these crimes could not be committed. It includes such activity as the creation and spread of malware, hacking to steal sensitive personal or industry data and denial of service attacks to cause financial and/or reputational damage.

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#CyberChoices

#CyberChoices

To impress upon teenagers the severity of computer-related offenses, the NCA has created the #CyberChoices initiative. A program targeting parents of children aged 12-15, #CyberChoices seeks to highlight not only the criminal tools that teenagers unwittingly flock to but also what the consequences might be if their children are found to have violated the Computer Misuse Act.

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