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WMCRC to take part in the award winning Cyber Crime Awareness Clinic series

Updated: Jan 22, 2021

On the 26th January, the West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre, the National Cyber Security Centre, the Midlands Centre for Cyber Security and the award winning Cyber Crime Awareness Clinic will come together to deliver a lively discussion and update on:

  • What are the current online risks for you and for your business or organisation

  • Who is after your data and why ?

  • Would you recognise suspicious emails and websites ?

  • Top tips to help keep your business safe in a digital world.


09:15 - 10.00

  • NCSC Cyber update & Global Cyber Threat situation

  • West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre: UK and Regional threat landscape

  • Cyber Quarter: Cyber Industry update intro to workshop

10:00 -11.30 Online identity theft and phishing Workshop delivered by the Cyber Crime Awareness Clinic and Dr Vasileios Karagiannopoulous (University of Portsmouth)

who will provide

  • Advice and guidance on the issues of online identity theft and phishing, which are usual precursors to online fraud and other types of information compromises.

  • The techniques cyber criminals use

  • Provide advice and guidance on how to spot attempts to steal your online credentials and prevent relevant information compromises.

11:30 Networking and further discussions if required


National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is the UK’s national technical authority on cyber security for the public and private sector. It was established in 2016 to provide a unified source of advice, guidance to make the UK the safest place to live and work online.

About Dr Vasilis Karagiannopoulos

Dr. Vasilis Karagiannopoulos is a Reader in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies (ICJS), University of Portsmouth. Vas graduated from Athens Law School and completed an LLM in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law and a PhD in Law at the University of Strathclyde. He is currently the Director of the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic, which was recently awarded a National Cyber Awareness Award in the National Cyber Awards 2020 sponsored by the National Police Chiefs’ Council.

He has also developed and led the launch of the innovative BSc in Criminology and Cybercrime in 2018 and has published in national and international academic journals and magazines on various cyber-related issues. He is currently working on national and international Clinic projects funded by the EU Commission, the National Cyber Security Centre and the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats.


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