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Glasgow hosts cybercrime conference

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Image caption Global experts on threats such as hacking and cyber-terrorism have been invited to attend the conference

Glasgow is hosting a two-day international conference on cybercrime and computer security.

More than 70 delegates from the UK, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US will discuss the online threats such as hacking and grooming.

Police Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland and NCC group are among those attending the summit at Strathclyde University.

IBM Australia consultant Scott Ainslie will present a topic on "security intelligence - forensics and big data".

On Tuesday Dr Barry Cartwright from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, will discuss the "changing face of the Canadian cyber-law".

Strathclyde lecturer Dr George Weir said: "Scotland, especially Glasgow, has a strong research base in cybercrime, computer security and digital forensics working in close partnership with our academic peers and law enforcement agencies.

"The threat of cybercrime is increasingly recognised as a threat to individuals and organisations across the globe.

"From phishing to hacking, scamming to grooming, and botnets to cyber-terrorism, the variety, complexity and impact of exploits appear to expand constantly.

"It is because of these increasing security threats that this conference is so important.

"We've invited experts from across the globe to attend and offer insights on their own areas of in-depth knowledge in order to enhance our understanding and improve our ability to address computer-based exploits and offences."

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