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Police in the south of Sweden joins forces against cyber crime

" today contains virtually all of our investigations it in any way. Now we co-ordinate the organisation under a hat in order to be more impactful, " says Åsa

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Police in the south of Sweden joins forces against cyber crime

" today contains virtually all of our investigations it in any way. Now we co-ordinate the organisation under a hat in order to be more impactful, " says Åsa Berggren, head of it-brottssektionen.

In February 2017 was a national decision to create regional it-cybercrime centre in the police's seven regions to meet the rising crime on the net.

one-up the activities with the regional it brottscentret with 50 employees. Now has the national resources allocated to it during a period of three years, until the end of 2020 should be able to recruit an additional 30 employees – civilian and police – to the organization.

– It is very much about bringing together different skills and expertise, at the same time we want to raise the general competence of the it investigators generally.

" We shall work in the whole region, in all polisområden and prop up the investigators with it skills throughout the investigative process, including through the creation of a cyber-desk.

now up in all police regions in Sweden. These will have close collaboration with the national cybercrime centre, which is on the National operations department, Noah.

– the Focus of the business will be on the complex cyber crime and internet-related sexual abuse against children. It is a type of crime which we exclusively find on the net. Here, we need to operate on the network both to identify the perpetrators, but also vulnerable victims of crime in a greater extent than in the past, we had the opportunity to, " says Åsa Berggren.

A big challenge with cyber-crime is, according to her it does not stop within the borders of the region without moving across the country and even across the border.

– Especially for us in southern Sweden, is that new criminal phenomena often shows up here first, for example bankbedrägerierna where people called around and pretended to be police officers in order to gain access to data that they could then use to fraud.

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