Cyber Crime – Free Vulnerability Assessments

Posted on: March 20, 2019

The Metropolitan Police is offering free vulnerability assessments for selected small to medium sized companies and charities in London, as a crime prevention initiative. Cyber criminals are constantly scanning the internet, looking for vulnerabilities. A large percentage of crimes occur when the attacker has found a well-known, easily exploitable vulnerability in an organisation’s network. These are all crimes which could have been prevented if the organisation had known about the vulnerability and taken action. The aim of this service is to identify these common vulnerabilities before the criminals do. Falling victim to cyber crime can cause significant financial loss, reputational damage and emotional distress for those involved. If you believe your organisation might benefit from this preventative service, please contact cyberprotect@met.police.uk.