Nottinghamshire Police has become the latest police force to go into live operation with the National Management Centre (NMC), the nationally supported cyber security protection facility for policing.
Nottinghamshire Police is the 11th force across England and Wales to go into live operation with the NMC, joining Leicestershire, Devon & Cornwall and Dorset police forces, Norfolk, Suffolk and Derbyshire Constabularies, Essex, Kent and West Yorkshire Police and Cumbria Constabulary.
The National Enabling Programmes (NEP) is rolling-out the NMC across policing as part of measures set out in Policing Vision 2025, authored by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).
Nottinghamshire Police went into live operation today with the initial monitoring service for scrutinising its cloud-based IT estate.
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 the NEP’s delivery team is working with forces as they’re individual implementation plans develop.