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Cyber Crime Funding

21981 We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following:  1) How much money is going to be spent on…

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We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following: 

1) How much money is going to be spent on police salaries per annum? 

2) How much on administration staff per annum?

3) How much will be spent on staff (police and admin) training?

4) Will any funding be allocated to training end user organisations? And if so, how much?

5) Will any funding be allocated to driving awareness of e-crime amongst end user organisations? And if so, how much?

6) How can vendors play a role in increasing awareness? For example it’s critical for organisations to keep the log data to search and investigate potential crimes. How will organisations be educated about this?

7) How will the new e-crime hubs operate? Will they actively investigate crimes? If so, how? Using what types technologies? SIEM? Log management? Forensics?

8) What specific measures will UK entities be advised to put in place in order to aid investigations?

We released the following information on 1 August 2012.

 

 

1) In 2011/12 £2,154,195 was spent on police salaries. The Home Office does not currently hold exact indicative figures for police salaries for future years.

2) The Home Office does not hold figures for a category of ‘administration staff’ within the £63 million NCSP cyber crime funding. £302,115 was spent on police staff in 2011/12, a category which includes technical staff as well as administrative staff.

The National Fraud Authority (NFA) spent £425k on staff from its NCSP allocation, which includes technical specialists, analysis staff and managers.

3) £413,324.13 from the cyber crime element of the NCSP funding was spent on police officer and police staff training in 2011/12. In addition, the Home Office spent £46,000 of the funding on work to define the training which all police officers will require.  We do not hold precise indicative figures for police officer and staff training in future years.

The NFA spent £42k on training in 2011/12 and the indicative figure for 2012/13 will be £15k

4) The NFA spent £30k in 2011/12 to develop e-learning tools for police officers to train them in the use of the Action Fraud service.

5) The NFA spent £150k of its 2011/12 NCSP allocation on raising awareness of e-crime among the public and businesses. The indicative figure for 2012/13 is £700k.

Although not part of the £63 million cyber crime funding, several actions under the wider NCSP are aimed at raising awareness among businesses and the public of the cyber crime threat and the actions which they can take to protect themselves. This includes support for Get Safe Online and the Cyber Security Challenge. You may wish to contact the Cabinet Office and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) for further information.

6) Companies should follow good practice to protect their data and services, and the Government is working to improve the advice and guidance available in this area, for example through Businesslink and Get Safe Online and partnership with the private sector. This is not part of the £63 million funding to which your request refers. You may wish to contact BIS for further information.
 
7) The Police Central eCrime Unit has launched three regional hubs to support local forces in investigating cyber crime and to help take forward the development of a national response. The hubs will themselves have an investigative capacity.

8) The Police Central e-Crime Unit works with the financial services industry to prevent online crime and assist investigations. You may wish to contact them for further information. The Government expects businesses to protect their services and to co-operate with and support police investigations.

Companies should follow good practice to protect their data and services, and the Government is working to improve the advice and guidance available in this area, for example through Businesslink and Get Safe Online and partnership with the private sector. This is not part of the £63 million funding to which your request refers. You may wish to contact BIS for further information.