The first ever meeting of the Cyber Crimes Reduction Partnership met yesterday (March 19th) to discuss new and innovative ways of using security systems to tackle threats such as phishing and hacking.
Ministers, academics, industry experts and law enforcement officers hope the regular meetings can help them keep one step ahead of the cyber criminals.
The scheme is part of the government's £650 million cyber security strategy to clamp down on online threats.
Security minister James Brokenshire said: "Cyber crime is organised and global and so it is crucial we use every tool at our disposal to bring them to justice."
Minister for universities and science David Willetts added that the Cyber Crime Reduction Partnership is an "important step" in allowing UK companies to do business in a safer online environment.