Priority lead: John Noble
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 John Noble 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.
Safer cyber news
Call to Forest businesses to forge new group to plug security gap
Cyber4Schools – a lesson in how to keep safe online
New 'crime fighting' role for Countess Bathurst
Projects supported under safer cyber
Jim HilbornCSE report review.
Stroud Community Safety Partnership - CSPIn the years of partnership activity under the Crime & Disorder Act, many issues have been addressed and many problems resolved. The 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 directly support the priorities of the Police and Crime Commissioner. The objectives of the Partnership – • Reduce the harm caused to victims, perpetrators and their families resulting from domestic abuse. • Reduce the harm caused to victims, their families and communities by illegal drugs and the misuse of alcohol. • Reduce the harm caused to victims, their families and communities as a result of anti social behaviour. • Reduce the harm caused to victims of criminal and anti social behaviour through hatred, intolerance or prejudice, which is directed at a person because they are different, whether that be because of their race, sexuality, any form of disability or some other personal and individual characteristic of that person. • Reduce the harm caused to victims, their families and communities as a result of cyber crime. • Tackle issues of local concern e.g. road safety, anti-social use of motor vehicles and burglary.
Stonehouse Community PartnershipAn innovative five-year project for Stonehouse Town district designed to develop, promote and encourage community cohesion whilst nurturing an appreciation of local heritage, culture and environment. Collaborative working partnerships will be the catalyst for social cohesion, economic and environmental regeneration.
Restorative GloucestershireThe employment of a part time Restorative Gloucestershire Administrator.
Gloucestershire ConstabularyThe project aims to address the threat of child exploitation and internet safety by way of educating children and those who look after children both as parents and guardians, but also school teachers, health and youth workers and others who have contact with children and a responsibility towards their care.