Cyber Crime

Cyber-crime is an ever increasing threat within the UK. The cost of cyber-crime is estimated to be costing the UK economy billions of pounds per year, and the costs to individuals and businesses are often staggering.

Details about the Regional Cyber Crime Unit in the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit can be found on the About Us page.  They are a team that works both reactively and proactively on significant cyber-crime investigations pursuing cyber-criminals.

But the team also proactively engages with businesses and communities in supporting them protect and prepare themselves against cyber-attack, as well as prevent individuals or groups from becoming cyber criminals in the first place.

GCHQ announced that 80% of cyber-crime is easily preventable, and so here in the Eastern Region we want to help realise that figure to protect our communities and businesses from becoming victims so that we can focus our investigative resources on pursuing the most serious threats.

Here you will find articles, advisories and blogs aimed at keeping you up-to-date with the latest threats, trends and methods on how to protect yourself from cyber-attack.

Cyber-Security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP)

The Cyber-security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP), part of CERT-UK, is a joint industry government initiative to share cyber threat and vulnerability information in order to increase overall situational awareness of the cyber threat and therefore reduce the impact on UK business.

CiSP allows members from across sectors and organisations to exchange cyber threat information in real time, on a secure and dynamic environment, whilst operating within a framework that protects the confidentiality of shared information.

CiSP members are also able to receive network monitoring reports. This free service allows users to receive tailored feeds of information from CERT-UK covering any malicious activity that we see on your network.

Users can sign up for this service when they join CiSP or register your interest and a member of the team will get back to you when you have the necessary information.

To find out more about CiSP and how to join, visit the website at:

Protect Yourself

Click here to visit the ERSOU YouTube page to find useful videos and clips on how to protect yourself from cyber and online fraud.

Fri 21st, Jul

University Scam Newcastle

News Article

Students applying for courses at Newcastle university have been targeted by online fraudsters.

Tue 30th, May

Cyber Resilience and Business Continuity Planning

News Article

Cyber Resilience and Business Continuity Planning- helping your business protect and recover from digital advanced persistent threats

Fri 26th, May

Norwich airport and hospital cyber-attack: Man admits guilt

News Article

BBC News Norfolk

Fri 26th, May

Spoof Android Apps after WannaCry Ransomware

News Article

That may bombard you with junk messages and don't work

Wed 24th, May

Action Fraud Alert: Microsoft Tech-Support Scammers using WannaCry attack to lure victims

Advice & Guidance

Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack.

Tue 16th, May

Ransomware Latest Advice

Advice & Guidance

Protect officers within the Eastern Region have been asked by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to broadcast the latest advice regarding how you can protect yourself from the worldwide RANSOMWARE attack seen last Friday 12th May 2017

Sun 14th, May

Ransomware advice City of London Police 14/05/17

News Article

Information sheet produce by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau

Sun 14th, May

NCSC Ransomware advice 14th May 2017

News Article

The National Cyber Security Centre advice- Business /Personal user

Sun 07th, May

The Little Book of Cyber Scams

Advice & Guidance

Eastern ROCU, together with the forces within the Eastern region are pleased to bring you the Little Book of Cyber Scams reproduced with kind permission of the Metropolitan Police Service’s FALCON Protect team.

Tue 25th, Apr

A student has been jailed for two years after admitting creating an internationally-used cyber tool

News Article

A student has been jailed for two years after admitting creating an internationally-used cybercrime tool from the comfort of his own bedroom.





Detective Sergeant Bart Haley
Regional Cyber Protect Coordinator

Bedfordshire Police

Mr Sean O'Neil
Cyber Security Advisor

Cambridgeshire Police

Miss Rebecca Tinsley
Cyber Security Advisor

Norfolk & Suffolk Police

Mr Paul Maskall
Cyber Security Advisor

Essex Police

Detective Inspector Lee Morton
Cyber & Economic Crime Unit Manager

Hertfordshire Police



Kent Police

Aimee Payne
Cyber Crime Protect Officer