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The Fraud Finance and Cyber Investigation team has welcomed a new member to its ranks.
Alex Burnham, newly-appointed Cyber Protect Co-ordinator at Staffordshire Police, joined the team in December of last year and has over 15 years’ experience of working in fraud and fraud investigations. Alex has also previously worked for Nottinghamshire Police working as a vehicle crime analyst.
Speaking of his new role, Alex said: “I’m really excited to be taking up the role and am looking forward to making a difference to give communities and businesses of Staffordshire, the information, knowledge, tools and resources to protect themselves from the ever growing threat of cyber-crime.
“My role will involve providing education, training and support around cyber-crime as well as contacting victims of cyber-crime in the county to offer guidance. I will also be leading on our cyber-champions programme, which first launched in 2018.
“The programme offers specific training to local organisations in identifying cyber-crime such as phishing emails, scams or cyber-attacks who will then go on to become part of the cyber champion network in Staffordshire.”
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