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Free Cyber Protect Services by Metropolitan Police

The Cyber Protect Team at the Metropolitan Police Service, is an award-winning team that was set up to help protect small to medium-size businesses and charities in London, from the ever-growing threat of cyber crime.

They provide free advice, presentations and planning exercises that are impartial and tailored to the needs of each organisation. All services are continually revised to make sure they are up-to-date with the latest security guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Their free services include:

  • Cyber awareness presentations
    Covers basic cyber-hygiene principles which businesses can follow to mitigate cyber attacks, through use of real-life examples. Includes: phishing, social engineering, ransomware, secure connections, insider threat, password security and more. Presentations can be delivered virtually or in person.
  • Scanning online systems for vulnerabilities
    Use of specialist software to give your organisation’s online infrastructure an in-depth security check, assessing against a set of security controls to search for known vulnerabilities.
  • Decisions and disruptions exercise
    Designed to help decision makers within the organisation, learn the importance of making timely and correct decisions when it comes to cyber security, including what should be a priority.
  • Cyber escape room
    A fun, interactive exercise to teach staff good online security behaviours though a variety of problem-solving tasks.
  • NCSC exercise in a box
    An “around the table” discussion based exercise led by the Cyber Protect team which helps you understand your organisation’s preparedness and resilience to cyber attacks.
  • Videos, booklets and leaflets

To find out more, contact the Cyber Protect Team here.