22nd November 2018

Cursor is supporting Hack the Police 2018

Hack the Police is a 2-day hackathon where teams compete to come up with innovative solutions for problems and issues facing the Police at their headquarters in Nettleham. Protecting business from online crime is a crucial priority for Cursor, and so we are delighted to announce our support for this innovative, collaborative event.

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Hack the Police brings together developers, designers, researchers and other specialists together with front-line officers and cyber special volunteers to brainstorm how the force can use technology to solve real-world problems. From combating online crime to policing, law enforcement, victim support and crime investigation, Hack the Police aims to create solutions that can make a real difference to policing challenges.

The event brings together Police Rewired and CSCV volunteers with support from Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones who said;

"We have a thriving digital sector in this county and a great deal of expertise in the online world. This event is a unique opportunity for those people with these skills to help our force in the fight against cybercrime. I think the fact this is the first time such event outside of the capital shows the commitment to innovation in our fight to keep our communities safe. I believe this event could be a hugely important event in turning the tide on those criminals who use technology to prey on our residents."

Event organiser Greg Stevenson, a CSCV volunteer and Cyber Tactical Advisor, added: “Police forces are now battling with professional criminal gangs and state entities with sophisticated tradecraft. The twenty-first-century cybercriminal is a ruthless and efficient entrepreneur, supported by a highly developed and rapidly evolving black market. We welcome any web or app developers, researchers, data analysts, students, teachers and project managers to join us in the fight against this new breed of criminal.”

Cursor is delighted to support Hack the Police, and we hope this can be the first of many events that bring technology experts and police together for the good of society. Hack the Police will take place on December 1st–2nd at the Lincolnshire Police HQ in Nettleham.

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