Government To Put Together Team To Focus On E-Crime
A dedicated unit in the Assembly Government is to be set up to tackle soaring rates of e-crime in Wales, Enterprise Minister Andrew Davies will announce today. Details of the unit will be unveiled at the third Wales e-Crime Summit, to be held today at the Celtic Manor resort in Newport.
The department is expected to have the job of co-ordinating the approach of the Assembly Government, the police, academics and the business community to tackling the growing problem of cyber crime in Wales.
The initiative will also see the implementation of specialist e-crime officers within the four Welsh police forces.
The announcement will be made as a new study shows that almost one in three Welsh businesses have suffered from at least one e-crime attack in the past 12 months.
Mr Davies said, “Online criminals will increasingly find Wales a hard target because we’ll be better informed and prepared for malicious attacks. This shows that here in Wales we all take the threat of e-crime very seriously indeed.”