Priority lead: Paul Keasey
Superintendent, Gloucestershire Constabulary
What are the key requirements for the safer cyber priority?
- To ensure Gloucestershire is safer as people, commerce and other organisations increasingly live, trade and work on-line
- It underpins personal safety, economic growth and prosperity, in urban and rural environments, by supporting people of all ages, organisations and businesses
How priority lead Paul Keasey is going to deliver the safer cyber priority
This is a brief introduction into how work is developing under ‘Safer Cyber’ and if you want more detail, you can find it in what we call the Delivery Plan here.
It is my responsibility to see that the aim of the ‘Safer Cyber’ priority is delivered. With an ever increasing digitally connected and reliant society, those who would seek to cause distress or harm to others turn to the internet as a mechanism to commit crimes. Whether it takes the form of abusive behaviour using social media, ransomware or any other form of cybercrime, we are fully committed to combating the problem and making Gloucestershire a safer place to live, work and do business with in this era of rapid technological growth.
Like the work being done in the name of the other priorities, this is an ongoing process and there have been some significant improvements in some areas such as:
- enhanced specialist capabilities for tackling cyber crime
- strong collaboration with industry to help keep abreast of emerging threats
- effective engagement with the communities we serve around harm reduction and education
- strong links with academia for research and education purposes
Further improvements are ongoing with routine review, ensuring that actions undertaken provide the best possible protection against emerging cyber threats, with others are expected within the four years of the Police and Crime Plan.
Gloucestershire Safer Cyber forum
Gloucestershire Safer Cyber Forum (GSCF) was established in 2015 by Gloucestershire Constabulary in order to provide a medium for both public Cyber Safety advice and for local businesses to discuss Cyber concerns in a private fashion.
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Projects supported under safer cyber
Cotswolds Community Safety PartnershipCotswolds District CouncilThis project encompasses a programme of activities identified by the partners within the Cotswold Community Safety Partnership (CSP) as part of their delivery plans for 2014/15 and onwards. Whilst the strands of the project differ, the overarching programme aims to coordinate partners’ activity to improve the quality of life for communities – including the most vulnerable residents – by providing opportunities and support for people to make social connections, build awareness of key safety and wellbeing messages and make a positive contribution to their community.
Circles of Support & AccountabilityCircles South WestThe fundamental purpose of this project is to make a significant contribution to preventing sexual abuse in Gloucestershire. We aim to do this by reducing the risk of cyber sexual offending by known sex offenders living in the community.
Stroud Safer Stronger Communities PartnershipStroud Community Safety Partnership - CSPThe aim is to ensure that the Safer Stronger Communities Partnership of Stroud continues to produce valuable work in partnership which is enhanced by using small sums of money to support partners in the delivery of its objectives; which mirror those of the Gloucestershire Safer Stronger Justice Commission and which also directly support the priorities of the PCC.
Support for the Most SilentGloucestershire Deaf Association - GDAGloucestershire Deaf Association (GDA) seeks funding to deliver a tailored Keep Safe campaign for deaf people in Gloucestershire. We believe our project title ‘Support for the Most Silent’ is apt in the way it highlights the key issue around deaf people and crime. Deaf people, by the nature of their impairment, are more vulnerable to crime, and if they are unlucky enough to become victims they are often unwilling or unable to cry for help because of the communication barriers.
Safer Communities Workshop ProgrammeStroud Beresford GroupThe project aims to reduce the likelihood and impact of domestic abuse in our community. We will do this by continuing to develop the Safer Relationships and Safer Families workshops, working with young people, young parents and professionals, increasing awareness and understanding of domestic abuse.