Investigating cyber-crime

Why me? Why us? Why now? An investigation into the psychological motivations and economic and political consequences of cybercrime today!

A Live event featuring Faculty Academics, staff tutors, Library Services support staff and students investigating cybercrime online.

This investigation was commissioned by the Editorial team of Podmag.

The key characters in this event are purely fictional and developed for dramatic effect.  However they are based on real case studies, content and resources available online.  The scenarios acted out here are based on increasingly familiar events and been developed to highlight the need we all have to develop effective digital and information literacy skills to keep yourselves savvy and alert to protecting our identify and exploiting and evaluating reliable information online.

The live event takes the form of 4 sessions each investigating a particular aspect of cybercrime and skills needed to be effective in working, living and studying online.

Episode 1- The Crime
introducing the news team, Jeanette Pinkerton, the victim and DXX872 the master cybercriminal

Episode 2 Profiling the cybercriminal and the role of digital forensics
introducing Heidi Klein a home office forensic psychologist

Episode 3- the economic and political consequences
Introducing Shabnam the Met Office Police Commissioner

Episode 4- why developing ‘digital and information literacy skills’ are key to living, working and studying in a digital world
An interview with two key Digital and Information Literacy specialists Katherine and Alison who discuss how using these skills were key to the activities highlighted in the episodes and protecting your online identity

The ‘Fictional’ and ‘Real’ Personas you will meet online:

Alistair Smith- News Anchor-person 1
Jeanette Pinkerton - News Anchor-person 2
Sue Prytherch-Jenkins - cybercrime victim
DXX872- the master cybercriminal
Heidi Klein- forensic psychologist
Shabnam Karim- Met Office Police Commissioner
Enriques Salvador- Chief of Interpol

Outputs to capture and list resources used for the activities:

All resources used within these episodes are referenced in our #libcyber pack

Presentation time: 
Monday, 30 June, 2014 - 14:00
Tuesday, 1 July, 2014 - 14:00
Wednesday, 2 July, 2014 - 14:00
Thursday, 3 July, 2014 - 14:00

Non Scantlebury and the OU Library team

Non Scantlebury is a Library Services Manager with responsibility for FELS, Social Sciences and HSC