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NEP wins big at the Security Excellence Awards 2020

The NEP won the award for Risk Management and was also shortlisted in the IAM Award and the Special Award: Pandemic Resilience.

The awards aim to celebrate the achievements of the IT industry's leading security companies, solutions, products and personalities - those who are keeping every other part of the industry operating.

Wayne Parkes, Programme Director for the NEP, said: “We are massively proud to have been nominated in three categories at today’s Security Excellence Awards. To hear the news that we have won in risk management is excellent and it continues our winning streak in the awards season of the last two months.

“We’re really proud of the approach that we are taking at the NEP and it's something which has also been singled out as an exemplar at Government level and in national policing senior leadership forums. Our winning streak is recognition of the vital work we’re doing to help policing as a whole and therefore our local communities.”

The judges said ‘The NEP presented an inventive way of securing what has to be one of the most complex environments in the UK, 43 different enteritis all with competing budgets and priorities.’

The National Enabling Programmes (NEP) was formed by the Home Office, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) to support the delivery of Policing Vision 2025, which sets the goal of transforming how the police use their resources to help keep people safe and provide an effective, accessible and value for money service that can be trusted. The NEP was created to deliver three programmes that would introduce a secure, modern technology environment that is fundamental to transforming ways of working across policing.

The three inter-related programmes are: 1. Productivity Services - implementing the latest common, cloud-based productivity tools to help police officers and staff work better, wherever they are, whatever device they’re using, and enable them to share and collaborate with other forces, the wider criminal justice system and partner organisations; 2. An Identity and Access Management (IAM) service -enabling the right individuals to access the appropriate local, regional and national resources securely from multiple devices and locations, without compromising security; and 3. National Management Centre (NMC) - providing a centralised security monitoring and response co-ordination, so forces are forewarned and able to identify the possibility of cyber-attack, insider threat and data-loss, and ensure national standards of cyber-hygiene are adopted and maintained across the UK police service.

For more information on the awards go and the watch the moment the NEP wins visit Announcing the winners of the 2020 Security Excellence Awards (computing.co.uk)


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