New security software to help prevent corruption in Met Police

07 Aug 2009 View Comments
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New security software will support the Met Police

The Metropolitan Police is to spend £2.5m purchasing security audit software to help identify potential corruption within the force.

The Met is looking for a supplier for a system that will provide audit trail monitoring to identify abnormal behaviour across its IT infrastructure and help prevent compromised investigations.

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“The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) must be in a position whereby it can maintain a proactive view of system usage across its estate,” says the contract notice published on the Official Journal of the European Union.

“UK policing needs to ensure its assets are managed with integrity to ensure public confidence. The MPS’ responsibility extends to the preservation of data integrity on the IT infrastructure, to compliance with its enterprise obligations to protect the privacy and security of data, and also its assets.”

The document says the system to be implemented will also identify joint working and intelligence opportunities, prevent “operational compromise” and identify potential corruption activity.

The aim of the software will be to proactively review system activity, and use behavioural intelligence monitoring to counter current and future threats, says the contract notice.

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