Cisco joins forces with the UK Police to help online safety

Cisco have recently announced its partnership with UK police forces to help provide cybersecurity training for officers across the nation. With over 120,000 officers in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the police are on the front line in the fight to make the UK a safer place in both the physical and cyber worlds. In a pivotal partnership with the Cisco Networking Academy, the police are launching a nationwide initiative to provide access to cybersecurity training for officers.

“We are very pleased to be working with Cisco Networking Academy,” said Andy Beet, National Police Chiefs’ Council, Data Communications Group, Futures Lead. “By joining the programme, forces can access training designed to raise awareness and increase their understanding of cybercrime and cyber threats, while also gaining insights into the procedures used to defend networks. It’s important for all police officers to understand cybersecurity as fully as possible; by doing so they can develop their knowledge in this increasingly important area, improving security in both their professional and personal lives.”

“The UK is one of the world’s most digitally active nations, and with that comes ever increasing opportunity for cyber criminals to exploit individuals and organisations,” said Scot Gardner, Chief Executive, Cisco UK and Ireland. “We’re extremely proud to be working with the Police in their efforts to help make the UK a safer place to be online. Through the Cisco Networking Academy, our ambition is to help ensure that people around the world have the digital skills they need to be successful in any profession.”