How Does New UK 'Police CyberAlarm' Project Work?Cybercrime Expert Andrew Gould Provides an Update on Monitoring Effort
A new U.K. initiative, Police CyberAlarm, is offering free monitoring software to member organizations to help law enforcement officials track suspicious activity. "We will have, for the first time, that live-time data threat intelligence driving policing activity," says Andrew Gould, national cybercrime program lead for the U.K’.s National Police Chiefs Council.
Those participating in the Police CyberAlarm project will share collected data with police for analysis at the local, regional and national levels to identify trends to help react to emerging threats and identify, pursue and prosecute cybercriminals.
"There are benefits for businesses and other organizations in terms of having a better live-time picture of the threats that are impacting them specifically," Gould says. These include gaining a better understanding of what their vulnerabilities and risks are.
In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Gould discusses:
- Current U.K. cybercrime trends and how the City of London Police is responding to them;
- How the Police CyberAlarm initiative will help organizations understand and monitor malicious cyber activity;
- How U.K. law enforcement is adopting a nationalized approach to better manage the cybercrime response.
Gould, detective chief superintendent, is the national cybercrime program lead for the U.K’.s National Police Chiefs Council, a coordination body for law enforcement. He’s responsible for developing the police response to cybercrime at the national, regional and local levels. Previously, he was deputy head of FALCON, or Fraud and Linked Crime Online, the London Metropolitan Police’s response to cybercrime and fraud.