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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month in Canada and Detective Sergeant Vern Crowley joins the 10-5 Podcast to talk about the Ontario Provincial Police’s (OPP) Cyber Crime Investigative Unit, including the composition of the Unit, what types of crimes the Unit investigates (cybercrimes vs cyber enabled crimes), trends in cyber security investigations, prevention, resources for the public and tips on securing your cell phone and personal computer.

For additional information on Cyber Security Awareness Month and “Get Cyber Safe,” please visit the following:

 “Get Cyber Safe” official website of the Government of Canada.

Canadian Centre for Cyber Security 

Cyber Security Ontario Learning Portal 

United States Government’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency 

Online fraud reporting:  Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website, and by calling 1-888-495-8501.

This episode of the 10-5 podcast is produced and hosted by Scott Mills and Joshua Jutras.

Music – “Line of Fire” by Jason Shaw available at and used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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