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Alex Rothwell

Detective Superintendent
City of London Police (confirmed)

Alex has over 27 years experience as a Police Officer. He joined the City of London Police in November last year on secondment from the Metropolitan Police and performs a national role focused on improving the policing response to fraud and economic crime. He has had a varied and fulfilling career performing investigative and intelligence gathering roles targeting a wide variety of crime types, particularly organised crime. He has considerable experience working in multi-agency environments and has previously performed secondments with Customs and Excise, SOCA and the NCA. From 2012-2015 Alex led a joint NCA/MPS task force and has previously led the MPS Cyber Crime Unit and Fraud teams. In the year prior to joining the City of London Police, Alex was the lead for a major internal transformation project focused on the Met’s Specialist Operations Business Group. In addition to his day to day responsibilities Alex is an active hostage and crisis negotiator and has considerable experience in the investigation and management of kidnap, blackmail and extortion.  

Representatives from City of London Police, the Metropolitan Police and the National Crime Agency will discuss the current landscape and share their thoughts on effective strategies to tackle fraud and cyber crime.

  • Assessing the Economic Crime Reform and understanding what role law enforcement will play;
  • How have cyber security breaches evolved and driving the shift to a proactive defense strategy;
  • Analysing the impact of identity fraud and minimising organisational impact once these attacks occur;
  • Building partnerships across all government agencies and the private sector;
  • Preparing for the next wave of disruptive technology and sophisticated threats and understanding how these will affect cyber security;
  • Finding the right balance between prevention and detection versus crisis response capabilities;
  • Protecting vulnerable victims of cyber crime;
  • How can legislative and policy changes improve response to cyber threat?