Website helps business tackle e-crime

A pilot project that has just gone live aims to help all businesses in the north of England fight e-crime that is becoming increasingly prevalent across the UK.

Feb 22, 2007
By David Howell
Graeme Biggar

A pilot project that has just gone live aims to help all businesses in the north of England fight e-crime that is becoming increasingly prevalent across the UK.

The website www.yorkshire-safe.org includes online learning modules to help small businesses develop their own security systems. If the pilot is successful the service will be rolled out across England and Europe.

Humberside Chief Constable Tim Hollis said: “Tackling this issue requires a joined-up approach, which is why I am thrilled that the four police forces in Yorkshire are working together, alongside regional and national organisations to respond to this growing problem. This is a model for the way that a collaborative approach in policing can make a real difference.”

Dr Babak Akghar, reader in informatics at Sheffield Hallam University and technical leader of the project commented: “Small businesses are keen to take advantages of everything that online business has to offer, but often don`t know how to protect their businesses from the risks that this opens up. However, with this new site they will be able to arm themselves with the latest facts on e-security and learn about the security implications of e-business.”

Meredydd Hughes, chief constable of South Yorkshire Police concluded: “Tackling this issue requires a joined up approach, which is why I am thrilled that the four police forces in Yorkshire are working together, alongside regional and national organisations to respond to this growing problem. This is a model for the way that a collaborative approach in policing can make a real difference.”

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