Leicestershire Police is the latest force to go into live operation with the National Management Centre (NMC), the nationally supported cyber security protection facility for policing.
Leicestershire Police joins Devon & Cornwall and Dorset police forces, Norfolk, Suffolk and Derbyshire Constabularies, Essex, Kent and West Yorkshire Police and Cumbria Constabulary who have also gone into live operation.
The NEP team is now working on a phased implementation programme to bring in other forces across England and Wales over the coming months.
Leicestershire Police went into live operation today with the initial monitoring service for scrutinising its cloud-based IT estate.
The NMC’s Initial Monitoring Capability, which has gone into operation with the forces, provides a protective monitoring service that will analyse and scrutinise the 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 a 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 will help forces monitor, hunt and 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 one of the first steps 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 SPOC 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 your implementation plans develop.