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Video: IT in policing - Cyber and the four Ps



Steve Fear, community intelligence manager, Northumberland County Council

“Cyber has to become a normal, mainstream part of the conversation we have with the public,” says cyber security expert Steve Fear – who adds that everyone in law enforcement now has to take responsibility for the digital side of crime and protecting the public, “as this is no longer ‘just IT’s job’”.

In this interview, he explains how the ‘four Ps’ of pursuit, prevention, preparation and protection are all starting to take on an electronic aspect as digital becomes increasingly central to our lives – a reality to which policing has to respond.


Supported by Microsoft, UKAuthority and research participants from police, government and associated bodies, published a white paper, 'Digitising Policing'.

You can download a copy of the paper here.

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