Cyber-enabled crime is growing in scale and sophistication and has a huge impact on individuals and society. In fact, these crimes account for over half of all fraud cases in England and Wales.

It is becoming apparent that law enforcement and financial institutions are facing challenges in preventing and responding to cyber-enabled fraud, thus struggling to deliver the outcomes needed. This calls for a fundamental reassessment of the law enforcement approach to financial cybercrime at the national and local level, as well as a clearer articulation of the roles and responsibilities in the financial sector, to help tackle the threat more effectively.

Huntswood, in partnership with Gadhia Consultants and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), are undertaking an independent research study into this matter. The research findings will provide recommendations in overcoming existing barriers faced by law enforcement and the financial sector, and will suggest ambitious improvements to the current policy model. These findings will be outlined in an occasional paper published in early 2021.

Cyber fraud briefing

Ahead of the occasional paper, RUSI have released a briefing paper outlining the key challenges faced in responding to cyber-enabled fraud in the UK, and a need for a rethink into the future approach.

Take part in the research

If you’re a financial institution and want to share your views on what can be done, take part in the research today facilitated by Gadhia Consultants and RUSI.

Simply complete the form and we’ll be in touch.

Over half of all fraud in England and Wales is cyber enabled

Henry Rex, ‘ONS Crime Stats: Fraud & Cyber Crime Still Dominate’ Techuk, 19 July 2018

Financial institutions spend three times more on cyber security than other sectors

UK Finance and KPMG, 'Staying ahead of Cyber Crime', April 2018

Less than 1% of UK Policing’s total workforce is involved in fraud investigation

Mackey and Savill, ‘A Review of the National “Lead Force” responsibilities of The City of London Police and the Effectiveness of Investigations In The UK’

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