A new FREE to use cyber tool called the Police CyberAlarm has recently been launched by the Police, which will act as an alert system by monitoring the traffic seen by an organisation’s connection over the internet.
The alarm will detect and provide regular reports of suspected malicious activity, enabling organisations to minimise their vulnerabilities and protect themselves against any malicious activity they face from the Internet. This service is made up of two parts; monitoring and vulnerability scanning.
Police CyberAlarm acts as a “CCTV camera” monitoring the traffic seen by a member’s connection to the internet. It will detect and provide regular reports of suspected malicious activity, enabling organisations to minimise their vulnerabilities. The data collected by the system does not contain any content of the traffic. The system is designed to protect personal data, trade secrets and intellectual property.
Vulnerability Scanning can be added and used to scan an organisations website and external IP addresses, providing regular reports of all known vulnerabilities.
Available to small businesses, charities, academia, local authorities/councils and law enforcement, this tool sends up-to-date knowledge of attack types and trends which is an absolute key to having a robust defence.
Members of Police CyberAlarm become part of the wider UK cyber defence network, sharing collated data with Police for analysis at local, regional and national levels to identify trends, react to emerging threats and identify, pursue and prosecute cyber criminals.
The only requirement is that your organisation has a static IP Address.
Organisations can sign up for a membership of the pilot which runs until 31st March 2021.
For more information, visit https://cyberalarm.police.uk or contact NWROCU.PoliceCyberAlarm@titan.police.uk.