New Cyber Protect Officer employed to tackle fraud and cybercrime across Derbyshire
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Derbyshire Constabulary recruits new Cyber Protect Officer, with the aim in supporting businesses and communities across the county to become safer online, more aware of fraudulent activity and cybercrime and to reduce the chance of individuals falling victim to these offences.
Samantha Hancock previously joined Derbyshire Constabulary as a staff member, between 2003-2006, in a Co-ordinator position for the Derbyshire Business Against Crime initiative. Since then, Sam spent 10 years replicating this initiative with Nottinghamshire Police, where she was promoted to Crime Prevention Unit Manager and Strategic Crime Prevention Lead.
In October 2016, Sam took up the position of Force Cyber Protect Officer with Leicestershire Police, initially to increase cyber and fraud awareness within force and then moved on to reaching out to businesses and communities, to help in both raising awareness and making them more resilient against cybercrime and fraud.
Sam is a Home Office qualified, Crime Prevention Officer, who has undertaken a number of courses in the cyber field - leading to a CISMP (Certificate in Information Security Management Principles).
Sam has now recently transferred back over to our force, in the role of Cyber Protect Officer, armed with a vast wealth of knowledge and ready to tackle cybercrime and fraud across Derbyshire.
With many years’ experience in public engagement, running workshops and training, and with extensive experience in the use of social media, networks and traditional media, our Cyber Protect Officer will be guiding our communities on best practices for online protection.
How to protect yourself online
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