An evaluation of cybersecurity readiness of police forces in the UK

Research Institution / Organisation

Coventry University

Principal Researcher

Eric Amaechi

Level of Research

PhD

Project Start Date

September 2017

Research Context

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

Research Objectives:
The main objectives of this research are as follows:

  • To explore the existing cybersecurity threats/attacks and problems in police forces
  • To investigate cybersecurity readiness of UK police forces from technical, organisational and human perspectives
  • To investigate ways to improve cybersecurity readiness within the police forces
  • To 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

Interim reports and publications

​Not available

Date due for completion

September 2022
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