Welcome to Police CyberAlarm

Helping organisations monitor and report the malicious activity they face from the Internet

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What is Police CyberAlarm?

Police CyberAlarm is a free tool to help members understand and monitor malicious cyber activity. 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.

Members of Police CyberAlarm will become part of the wider UK cyber defence network, sharing collected 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.

Vulnerability Scanning can be added and used to scan an organisations website and external IP addresses, providing regular reports of all known vulnerabilities.

Police CyberAlarm members install a CyberAlarm Virtual Server on their premises which will be used to collect and process traffic logs from their firewall/internet gateway. Police CyberAlarm Virtual Server is easy to install using the downloadable virtual appliance, offering one-click installation.

Once a CyberAlarm Virtual Server has been installed it will securely collect, analyse and feed data back to the Police CyberAlarm Server. The data sent only includes metadata (logs) from internet facing gateways and devices such as External Firewalls.

Data received by the Police CyberAlarm Server is then used to create regular reports on potential malicious activity seen by individual members as well as reports containing threat trends seen across the member network. Members can then use this reported intelligence to update their defences to better protect themselves from cyber threats.

Finally, this data is also used by the Police Cybercrime Units to enhance the UK cyber crime threat picture, enabling them to identify, pursue and prosecute cyber criminals.

Benefits of Joining Police CyberAlarm

Regular Reporting

Members of Police CyberAlarm receive weekly or monthly reports detailing activity discovered on their devices. This report provides details of potential attacks for further investigation and also enables member organisations to minimise their vulnerabilities.

Intelligence Feeds

Police CyberAlarm data is used to provide feeds detailing the latest threats discovered giving Member organisations the ability to update blacklists and other security measures to include new IP addresses and other relevant information to strengthen security.

Vulnerability Scanning

Police CyberAlarm Vulnerability Scanning can be used to scan an organisations website and external IP addresses for known vulnerabilities. These regular reports can help increase an organisations cyber security, helping protect from known suspicious activity.

What our Members Say

Nicola Petts

Group IT, IG, Vendor Manager at Christchurch Group

The report we receive from the Police CyberAlarm has been invaluable, not only are we able to block IP’s attempting malicious attacks, it also helps inform our Board of Directors of the scale of the problem in a non-technical way. This ensures that resources within the business can be directed proportionately and appropriately.

Gordon Perkins

LGSS at Northamptonshire County Council

Police CyberAlarm was implemented with ease and provides essential proactive intelligence of external cyber security threats. With the regular reporting received from Police CyberAlarm, we are now equipped to secure against any new vulnerabilities as they are detected.


Become a Member

If you would like to become part of Police CyberAlarm and start receiving regular security updates and reports to help you and others gain a better understanding of current threats, then register here