Maxine was appointed Deputy Assistant Commissioner (DAC) in 2012 for the Metropolitan Police, having risen to the very highest level in one of the most demanding and challenging corporations. Maxine has served as both Transformation Director and Central Operations lead in one of the most senior posts within this organisation, consistently delivering exceptional results in the management of complex, significant and high profile investigations and operations.  She has held responsibility for money laundering teams, fraud and economic crime, as well as developing and delivering significant change programmes whilst balancing significant risk and securing financial vigilance to ensure exceptional service delivery. Maxine was charged with leading one of the most historically significant change programmes to the structure and delivery of policing service, adapting skills and capabilities to enable the Metropolitan Police respond to future threats, including cyber.

Responding to the need for unique financial restraint and reflecting fast developing changes within society, she has led on the creation of a flexible and adaptive policing model that re focuses energy on emerging challenges that have become global.

Trojan Defence 

This is a package beginning with a speech by Maxine on Cyber attack, Cyber abuse and Cyber bullying, followed by a focus group/training session by an ex Scotland Yard counter terrorism intelligence officer.

Maxine will introduce her speech with an insight of her personal journey to the top including key challenges and emerging threats. Maxine will outline a strategic response to cyber enabled crime and demonstrate how cyber crime is fast overtaking conventional crime types. She will outline how to stay safe online and give some tips and advice on how to keep children safe online and protect themselves. These steps will include:

  • Staff training
  • Protecting personal details
  • E safety in schools
  • Using social media safely
  • Installing up to date anti virus software
  • Securing property and assets

She will deliver key factors to enable personal and professional cyber prevention, ensuring individuals and staff in education will ‘be aware and ready’.

The focus group will include:

  • Identifying signs of potential cyber bullying / abuse
  • Facilitated discussions on set cyber abuse scenarios
  • Discuss a toolkit to assist in any proposed action plan

The audience will leave with:

  • Better awareness of the current cyber threat to children
  • Tools to assist them in identifying when children are vulnerable to the cyber threat / abuse
  • Examples of situations where children have been targeted
  • Template of an action plan to assist in preventing the cyber threat


Determination to change practices and join the global fight

Understand the scale and basic steps to prevent Cyber attack, Cyber abuse and Cyber bullying

Inspiration to be ready and prepared