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A user behaviour analytics product company convened its second annual UK Police User Group in late January to discuss ways of preventing corruption among law enforcement agencies. Police units use SpectorSoft software to collect and inspect computer activity data to identify potential high-risk incidents of evidence tampering or leaks. The software is used to prevent potential actions, and to provide detailed information for investigations of potential breaches.
Using the company’s proprietary user activity monitoring and behaviour analytics, police forces can identify both accidental and purposeful fraud based on patterns of behaviour. The software flags potential incidents for investigators to inspect the activity of the computer user in very specific context of the action with details about what the officer communicated, transferred or downloaded.
Paul Down, Vice President, EMEA & APAC at SpectorSoft, said: “For more than 10 years, SpectorSoft has been helping police forces identify and prosecute potential information leaks and evidence tampering. With SpectorSoft’s solutions, police staff are not chasing false positive reports and can be more effective and efficient in preventing and tracking corruption.”
As required by the Police Act of 1996 and as governed by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC), police forces are required to monitor officers and employees to maintain integrity and professional standards.
Mike Tierney, chief operating officer at SpectorSoft, said: “We are pleased to be partnering with UK police forces to help them maintain integrity and professional standards of evidence collection and prosecution. Our software can help all organisations protect their valuable data from insider threats that can jeopardize critical business operations.”
Companies, schools, and government bodes also use the firm’s products.