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Queen's University Belfast hosts cyber-crime summit

The first cyber-security summit on how to fight internet terrorism is in Belfast today.

Queen's University Belfast hosts the gathering of world experts who will discuss threats likely to emerge over the next decade. The meeting comes just weeks after it was disclosed cyber-crime was costing the UK economy £27bn a year.

Professor John McCanny, principal investigator at Queen's Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), is organising the event.

“This summit is the first of its kind and will really mark out the future of cyber technology around the world,” he said.

“Internet security is a major issue at a national and international level and there are a number of programmes and initiatives around the world where both governments and industry are looking to solve some of the problems we face in this area.”

Guests from the Home Office and US Department of Commerce will be attending.

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