Cyber Law Enforcement in Wales

About Cyber Law Enforcement in Wales

The 2015 National Security Strategy (NSS) reaffirmed the cyber threat as one of the most significant risks to UK interests. It sets out the Government’s determination to address cyber threats and put in place tough and innovative measures as a world leader in cyber security.

To deliver on that commitment, on 1st November 2016 the Government published the 2016-2021 National Cyber Security Strategy which lays out three objectives to ensure the UK is secure and resilient to cyber threats as well as prosperous and confident in the digital world - DEFEND, DETER and DEVELOP.

Organisations such as the National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ), law enforcement agencies and our military have the means to defend the UK against evolving cyber threats and to respond effectively to incidents.

Cyber Wales is committed to propagating the policies and guidance of the NCSC, working closely with the Welsh Police Cyber Crime Units and proactively supporting the Armed Forces in Wales.

A National Approach to Cybercrime

The Regional Cyber Crime Units (RCCUs) are specialist teams working within Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) forming a critical part of the national policing network. There are two ROCUs covering Wales: The Southern Wales Unit (TARIAN) and the North West Unit (TITAN) who have close relationships with cyber organisations.

A Local Approach to Cybercrime

There are four Police Forces in Wales: South Wales Police, Gwent Police, Dyfed Powys Police and North Wales Police. Each Force has a local cyber crime capability appropriate to their area and will work with the Cyber Crime Units in the ROCUs as well as refer people to Get Safe Online for advice and to Action Fraud to report cyber crimes.

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