In light of the news that the National Crime Agency has arrested 682 people for downloading child abuse images, Christian Berg, CEO of NetClean provided @DFMag the following comments;
“Tracking down child sexual abuse is like a cat and mouse game. But advancements in image tracking technology have significantly sped up the time it takes for police to stop perpetrators and organised criminal gangs from spreading indecent images online, thus minimise further abuse from happening. Griffeye Analyze is the technology behind the Child Abuse Image Database (CAID), which has aided the NCA-led operation in the recent arrest of 682 people who have downloaded child sexual images in the past nine months.
“Indecent images are circulated and download on the Internet, frequently accessed via a corporate or public Wi-Fi network. As many as two people in one thousand watch child sexual abuse material during working hours. A shocking revelation, yet many people still refuse to wake up to the fact that it’s happening right here, right now.
“Businesses and public sector organisations can stop further abuse from happening, by ensuring they have policies and procedures in the workplace to monitor for indecent child abuse content in circulation. Once suspicious material is identified on the corporate network, it must be reported to the authorities for further investigation.”