The security of Police CyberAlarm members has always been at the heart of the Police CyberAlarm project, as you would expect with any project backed and funded by policing.
The Police CyberAlarm system is, and has always been, safe for organisations to install and operate. It has been robustly tested internally by qualified security specialists, as well as undergoing review by two independent external companies, Prism Infosec and Arcanum Information Security, who are both highly qualified and well regarded within the Infosec community.
In addition to our ongoing monitoring, following the conclusion of testing by Prism Infosec in October 2020 and the most recent round of testing by them and Arcanum in February 2021, the NPCC Cybercrime Programme continues to be confident that the Police CyberAlarm system is safe and secure for organisations to install and use. This is backed up by the rigorous testing which has been carried out.
The NPCC is committed to security and will continue to ensure the security of the system by working with qualified independent cyber security companies as well as maintaining its own robust internal testing process. If any of the information security community would like to highlight any areas of improvement with the system we would welcome all comments via our responsible disclosure page on our website.
Police CyberAlarm has been developed by Pervade Software, an award-winning independent software vendor. Pervade Software is used by a wide range of private and public sector clients operating in more than 80 countries, along with partners ranging from independent consultants to global managed security service providers. They are an extremely experienced, well respected organisation who stake their reputation on the security of Police CyberAlarm.
“Prism Infosec were engaged on this project as an independent cyber security partner and our experienced testers have reviewed the security of the Police CyberAlarm solution. Our tests to date have found that the Police CyberAlarm service is resilient to common and more sophisticated attacks, and it is clear that the Police and Pervade Software are taking the cyber security of this service seriously. Following our tests, we have observed security updates being applied quickly and effectively to the Police CyberAlarm service, in line with best practice.
“If your organisation does not currently use any security monitoring and alerting services, or you are contemplating extra protection, then we would encourage you to consider Police CyberAlarm to help protect your environment from the threat of ongoing cyber-attacks”
For more information on the system and how to sign up please visit cyberalarm.police.uk.