e-Crime is currently estimated to cost the Welsh economy up to £974 million every year, through direct financial or intellectual property theft, disruption of communications or damage to business-critical data.
Historically, such crimes have been notoriously difficult to detect and punish – partly because of their sheer technical complexity and partly because unseen attackers can strike at victims from hundreds or even thousands of miles away.
With support from the Welsh Government, e-Crime Wales is a partnership of organisations and agencies committed to equipping Welsh businesses with the knowledge and tools to be aware, vigilant, informed and ultimately safe from the destructive effects of e-Crime in all its forms.
By bringing together the four Welsh Police Forces, specialist public sector organisations and expert commercial businesses, e-Crime Wales shares and distributes the knowledge and intelligence vital for Welsh businesses to conduct business online both safely and securely.
We hope that this website will aid your understanding and appreciation of the wide range of online threats, how these threats could impact your business and the ways in which you can significantly reduce your business’ exposure to risk online.