An evaluation of cybersecurity readiness of police forces in the UK

The aim of this study is assess the ability of UK police forces to identify, prevent, and respond to cyber threats.

Key details

Lead institution
Principal researcher(s)
Eric Amaechi
Police region
West Midlands
Level of research
PhD
Project start date
Date due for completion

Research context

The aim of this study is to investigate cyber security readiness of police forces in the UK from technical, organisational and human perspectives.

The main objectives of this research are to:

  • explore the existing cybersecurity threats/attacks and problems in police forces
  • investigate cybersecurity readiness of UK police forces from technical, organisational and human perspectives
  • investigate ways to improve cybersecurity readiness within the police forces
  • extend a suitable framework for the investigations of cybersecurity readiness in police forces

Research methodology

Data will be collected from some police forces in the UK through qualitative research methods.

The approaches will be through:

  • depth Interviews
  • focus group interviews
  • surveys
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