It has been revealed that despite selling off more than £1bn worth of property over the past six years, including the New Scotland Yard building and hundreds of flats and buildings, the Metropolitan Police Federation says it is at a breaking point financially due to budget cuts and this is affecting the number of personnel it can keep. This will seriously impact on the Met Police’s ability to tackle cybercrime effectively!
Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault:
“It’s unfortunate to see the Met Police budget being impacted at a time where acquiring cybersecurity skills is of utmost importance.
The most important aspect would be for the police force to have the right people with the required skillset on the force. Where this is not possible, then it should look at expanding its collaboration efforts to draw on cybersecurity expertise from the private sector.
Other expenses come in the form of having the right technical tools in place. For that, the Met Police should consider looking at its overall technology purchases and invest in security platforms that can offer the biggest return on investment through extensive integration with existing technology purchases.”