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#MyCyberWhy 18: Craig Jones, Director Cybercrime, INTERPOL

elcome to “My Cyber Why”! — a glimpse into the life and work of experts from around the world who have dedicated themselves to protecting cyberspace.

There’s no shortage of scary headlines about the latest hacks and malware releases. But what doesn’t make the headlines are the inspiring stories of the people who work every day to make the cyber world a safer place. These are their stories and cybersecurity is their passion.

In each episode guests answer four questions:

1. Who are you?

2. What do you do in cyber?

3. Why do you do it?

4. How can people get involved or learn more?

Today’s guest is Craig Jones, the Director Cybercrime at INTERPOL.

Curious about how INTERPOL is addressing Cybercrime? Check out the video!


[0:26] Welcome Craig!
[0:49] Craig Jones: Jack-tar, police officer, forensics specialist
[2:45] Setting up one of the first teams in cyber-crime in the UK
[4:27] From local to global. There is no local: everything digital is global
[5:58] A “typical” day in international cyber-crime
[8:20] Connecting with law enforcement and understanding threats
[9:46] Partnering with external entities to get better data
[10:34] “Purple notices” to inform policing about new trends
[12:21] Integration of intelligence and operations worldwide
[13:41] Why do you do what you do?
[14:15] Crime has moved; how can we get police to move too?
[16:51] Criminals looking at new opportunities
[19:40] How can policing interact with communities online?
[21:25] Policing needs to adjust to shift in crime from physical to online
[22:48] Thank you!

Thanks for listening!

Want to get involved? Do you or someone you know have a Cyber Why? Reach out to me on LinkedIn or Twitter



MyCyberWhy is a glimpse into the life and work of people from around the world who are protecting cyberspace.

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