Businesses in Warwickshire are being urged to sign up to a new scheme designed to tackle cyber threats

The programme reports suspected malicious activity and helps police and businesses to better understand cyber criminals

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 9:34 am

Businesses in Warwickshire are being urged to sign up to a new scheme designed to tackle cyber threats.

Detectives from Warwickshire Police’s Cybercrime Team said the government-funded Police CyberAlarm helps officers to better understand and monitor cyber criminals by reporting suspected malicious activity.

The scheme can be used by any business with a computer network including SMEs, organisations, public and private sector, charities, education establishments and local government.

Detectives from Warwickshire Police’s Cybercrime Team said the government-funded Police CyberAlarm helps officers to better understand and monitor cyber criminals by reporting suspected malicious activity.

Detective Sergeant Martin Metcalfe from the Warwickshire Police Cyber Crime Team said: “The more businesses that sign up for this scheme the better picture we’ll get of cyber threats in the county and the better able we are to protect the wider business community.

“The system is free and does not see any of the content of network traffic; it monitors traffic logs and identifies suspicious activity. We can reassure businesses that it is designed to protect personal data, trade secrets and intellectual property.”

Businesses can sign up by going to www.cyberalarm.police.uk. They will then receive a unique code which once added to the website will provide access to full instructions and how to install Police CyberAlarm.

Members of Police CyberAlarm will get regular reports detailing suspicious and potentially malicious activity on their firewall or internet gateway. It will also show them how they can improve their cyber resilience and help law enforcement identify threats and take enforcement action against cyber criminals.

For more information about the system e-mail PCSO James Squire at [email protected]