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Tony Neate is CEO of Get Safe Online, which he joined in 2006 following a memorable and successful 30-year career in the Police.

To contact Tony for informed comment about online safety, or for more information on Get Safe Online, please contact our Press Office on 0207 440 9822, or email press@getsafeonline.org

Few people can boast as much experience in cyber crime. From beginnings in the South Wales Police dealing with all aspects of serious crime, he moved to the Commercial Fraud Squad where he ran investigations into large-scale serious and organised fraud including corporate computer fraud, major investment fraud and large-scale credit card abuse. He set up the Hi-Tech Crime Unit within South Wales Police, dealing with hacking, online child abuse, denial of service attacks, cyber stalking, email abuse and phishing.

In 1996 he became a member of the Association of Chief Police Officers’ (ACPO) Hi-Tech Crime Working Group and was national secretary for five years. He was also a visiting lecturer at the National Police Staff College at Bramshill on all computer crime courses.

 In 2001 Tony took up the Industry Liaison position within the newly formed National Hi-Tech Crime Unit based in London. After five years he stayed with the Unit when it became a part of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), later the National Crime Agency (NCA).

2006 saw Tony retire from the Police and take up his current position. Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, authoritative and easy-to-understand information on protection against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online - as well as physical computer theft/loss, backups and related topics. Aimed at consumers and small businesses and jointly funded between the Government and Private Sector, Get Safe Online is the Government's default online security advice channel. It is a world-leading initiative and a not-for-profit organisation.

An engaging and entertaining speaker, Tony regularly presents to conferences, forums and meetings both in the UK and overseas. He frequently appears on television and radio and gives interviews to national newspapers and magazines.