Free cyber alarms could stop threat of internet attacks

Would you let your local police force install a server in your network? I’m going to watch this one as it’s basically a managed SOC run by a police force with no history of running these kinds of service…:

[…] Once a business becomes a Police CyberAlarm member, it will need to install the ‘CyberAlarm Virtual Server’ which will then collect and process traffic logs identifying suspicious activity from the firewall.

ERSOU said Police CyberAlarm does not see any content of any network traffic, as it monitors the logs relating to the traffic to identify suspicious activity. It is designed to protect personal data, trade secrets and intellectual property.

As a Police CyberAlarm member, organisations will benefit from regular reports detailing suspicious and potentially malicious attack activity on its firewall or internet gateway.

The reports will also help police identify current threats and take enforcement action against cyber criminals.

Police CyberAlarm can benefit any business with a computer network including SMEs, organisations, public and private sector, charities, education establishments and local government, ERSOU said.

DS Barry added: “The more members we have, the more data we get which will provide law enforcement with a much richer intelligence picture about the current and emerging threats businesses are facing.

“The data will also be presented back to members in the form of regular reports to help them take steps to improve their cyber security. I would urge businesses to sign up and take advantage of all Police CyberAlarm has to offer.”

Businesses and organisations can sign up on the Cyberalarm website.

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