Cumbria Constabulary has become the first police force to go into live operation with the National Management Centre (NMC), the new, nationally supported cyber security protection facility for police forces across England and Wales.
Cumbria started into live operation today, 1 July.
The NEP team is now working on a phased implementation programme to bring in other forces over the coming months.
The NMC‘s Initial Monitoring Capability, which has gone into operation with the forces, provides a protective monitoring service that will analyse and scrutinise a force’s cloud-based technology estate, and generate alerts on a near-real time basis if there are any indications of potential security attacks, or unusual and suspicious behaviour.
These alerts provide nominated contacts within the force’s security operations team with the actionable information they need to mitigate threats and prevent potential business damaging compromises and data loss.
The NMC is a national facility that utilises a range of security tools, technologies and a specialist team of analysts that together are responsible for monitoring, hunting and helping to detect unknown, sophisticated and evasive cyber security threats.
Together they will help police forces ensure these threats can be locked down and eliminated before they can cause damage and disruption.
The NMC is the first step in the work the NEP is doing to help police forces transform the way they securely and safely work and collaborate, which is a foundation for delivering the Policing Vision 2025.
The NMC is being implemented across forces over the coming months, and your NEP contact and NEP delivery manager will have already discussed some aspects of your local delivery. We’ll keep you informed and updated as this work progresses, and the implementation plans develop.