Merseyside Police Cyber Dependent Crime Unit offers FREE advice & guidance to Liverpool City Region Businesses

The Cyber Protect Officers within the team offer cyber security advice and guidance to individuals and businesses to help protect against cyber related threats, the Cyber Protect Officers form part of the national Cyber Protect network and are trusted partners of the National Cyber Security Centre.

This year the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 is being held in Liverpool; due to this being such a high-profile event and with the related political tensions, we anticipate seeing increased attempts of cyber dependent crimes across the area, as such we are looking to pro-actively protect local SME’s from the risks of cyber related attacks.

Police CyberAlarm and the North West Cyber Resilience Centre are trusted partners of Merseyside Police and provide services to protect organisations against cybercrime:

Police CyberAlarm 

Police CyberAlarm is a FREE tool to help you understand and monitor malicious cyber activity against your network. This service is made up of two parts: monitoring and vulnerability scanning.

Police CyberAlarm will detect and provide regular reports of suspicious cyber activity, enabling your business or organisation to identify and take steps to minimise your vulnerabilities. The data collected by the system only contains summary information (meta data and header information) about communications your business or organisation receives from the internet. The system is designed to protect personal data, trade secrets and intellectual property.

Once you become a Police CyberAlarm member you install a virtual or physical ‘Police CyberAlarm Collector’ which is used to collect and process traffic logs to enable the identification of suspicious and malicious activity from any of your firewall/internet gateway, Network Intrusion Detection/Prevention system (IDS/IPS), Network Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam filters.

Members benefit from regular intelligence reporting, through their ‘Member Summary Threat Report’, summarising suspicious activity detected in the external traffic logs sent to their Police CyberAlarm collector.

You can register to become a member online at www.cyberalarm.police.uk where you will also find useful FAQ’s.

North West Cyber Resilience Centre

North West Cyber Resilience Centre is a not-for-profit venture between North West Police forces and Manchester Digital.

Work together with seconded Police officers, to produce a range of free guidance materials to help make you more cyber resilient.

NWCRC also provide affordable, professional cyber security services to small businesses inclusive of:

• Security Awareness Training

• Digital Footprint Assessments

• Network Vulnerability Assessments

• Website Vulnerability Assessments

Sign up HERE