The Channel logo

News

By | John Leyden 6th April 2005 07:27

Woman to lead UK fight against cybercrime

NHTCU gets new governor, website revamp

Detective chief superintendent Sharon Lemon has been appointed head of the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit. She joins the National Crime Squad hi-tech crime division after leading Paedophile On-Line Investigation Team (POLIT), the national and international single point of contact for on-line child abuse investigations. Lemon joined the Metropolitan Police in 1976, working her way up the ranks until she joined the National Crime Squad in 1999, where she served as head of its firearms squad.

Len Hynds, the outgoing head of the NHTCU, has been promoted to assistant chief constable with the National Crime Squad as business change and transition director.

Alongside the announcement of a new boss, the NHTCU unveiled a revamped website (nhtcu.org) introducing new features such as a crime reporting decision tree and top information security tips for small businesses. The website aims to become a single source of information about serious and hi-tech crime.

In almost related news, detective sergeant Steve Santorelli recently left the Computer Crime Unit at Scotland Yard to become a senior manager in Microsoft's Redmond-based internet safety investigations unit. ®

Related stories

Cybercops are go!
eCrime cost UK.biz £2.4bn in 2004
Cyber cops foil £220m Sumitomo bank raid
Big guns back UK IT security drive

alert Send corrections

Opinion

Andrew Cobley

If only lawyers could make money rather than costing money
Memristor_wafer

Chris Mellor

Execution warrant close to being signed for Fink's folly
Woman cuddles 'sly-looking' Fennec fox. Photo by Shutterstock
Cartoon of employee asking wky boss makes hium wear suspenders (while pincer through open trapdoor remains poised above his head) illustration by Cartoon resource for Shutterstock

Frank Jennings

It's not like my boss painstakingly nurtured the contacts, right?

Features

Wind turbine, image via Shutterstock
Girl and computer, photo via Shutterstock
Middle-class terror of engineering also part of problem
Nerd fail photo via Shutterstock