• #Safedating

    The majority of people using dating sites are honest in the information they provide and in their reasons for joining. However, there are exceptions, and you need to be aware of how to keep yourself, your bank account and savings protected while meeting people online.

    For tips and advice to date safely, click on the love heart.
  • Winter Olympics hit by cyber attack.

    The Winter Olympics currently taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea has been hit by a cyber-attack, officials have confirmed.
  • Op Terminus

    Some businesses in the region will be contacted by the Cyber Protect team to advise of a possible vulnerability to their networks. If you are one of the identified companies we will contact you by phone or visit, and provide you with further information. You can contact the Protect team on 01707 355498.

  • NCSC Cyber Security - Small Business Guide

    Cyber security can feel like a daunting challenge for many small business owners. But it needn’t be. Following the five quick and easy steps outlined in the guide below could save time, money and even your business’ reputation.

  • The Little Book of Cyber Scams

    The Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU), Eastern ROCU, are pleased to present you with our 'Little Book of Cyber Scams', reproduced with kind permission of the Falcon Protect team at the Metropolitan Police.


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:  www.cert.gov.uk/cisp

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.

Cyber Events

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Cyber News

Fri 23rd, Feb

GDPR: Are you Ready?


Yesterday, Thursday 22nd February '18, ERSOUs Cyber Protect and Prevent teams were at Kings House Bedford, for the Bedfordshire Cyber Trust Groups - GDPR: Are you Ready? Cyber Security Conference.

Tue 03rd, Oct

And the winner is...............

News Article

Sean O'Neil, Bedfordshire Police Cyber Security Advisor is the winner of the Fraud Fighter Award at the Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards!

Fri 22nd, Sep

Cyber security basics.

News Article

Just a few handy things to know about cyber security.

Wed 20th, Sep

Advice CCleaner hack

News Article

Users of CCleaner are advised to install the latest version.

Fri 15th, Sep

Man sentenced for stealing US Military data

News Article

A computer hacker who admitted stealing hundreds of user accounts from a US military communications system has been given a suspended prison sentence

Thu 14th, Sep

Cyber Security Tips

Advice & Guidance

Last week, well known credit scoring company Equifax revealed they had fallen victim to Cyber Criminals, with the data of millions of customers potentially breached world wide.

Mon 11th, Sep

Regional Cyber Trust Group - RCTG

Advice & Guidance

Local companies working to improve Cyber Security

Fri 08th, Sep

Rise in reports of student loan scam email

News Article

First-year and returning university students warned of a phishing scam that claims to be from the student loan provider.

Fri 01st, Sep

Have you ever been a victim of CSSF?

Advice & Guidance

Report it NOW to Action Fraud. 0300 123 2040. actionfraud.police.uk

Thu 31st, Aug

£600. The average amount of money lost by victims of CSSF.

Advice & Guidance

CSSF - Computer Software Service Fraud.



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