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South East Government WARP (SEGWARP)

WARPs (short for Warning, Advice and Reporting Points) have been developed to provide a cost effective method to support defence against attacks. Their purpose is not only to provide a filtered warning service for IT and information security but also to provide local authorities with the capability to share security related information – both problems and solutions – and thereby develop more secure and responsive environments. The WARP programme is part of the Information Sharing Strategy of the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI).

Here at SEE, we act as the WARP operator, and we work in partnership with a team at the University of Wolverhampton. The team in Wolverhampton spend their days analysing over 25 sources of the latest information and will send you a personalised service of alerts, warnings and advice.

There are three main elements to the WARP services:

  • Tailored vulnerability alerts and information security news
  • Confidential sharing of information and access to advice
  • Incident reporting

If you wish to become a member of SEGWARP (South East Government WARP) you can benefit from receiving early warnings, improved preparedness, compliance with ISO27001and the Code of Conduct requirements for submission of your PSN, as well as increased security. In addition to the alerts, as a member of SEGWARP you can attend network meetings. IT professionals from across the South East meet three times a year to chat about recent issues, problems they have encountered and solutions to overcome these. The feedback from those who attend has been extremely positive, especially the level of peer support in this safe, trustworthy environment. Furthermore, those who attend networks will hear presentations about popular topics such as cyber security and forensic investigations. Recent discussions have been led by representatives from ClearswiftUK and the National Cyber Security Centre.

Don't take our word for it...read the testimonials from SEGWARP members. PDF 73Kb

 

If you would like your authority to join, please email info@seemp.co.uk with the following details:

  • nominated contact full name
  • email address
  • telephone number
  • job title
  • details of who to invoice.

Cost

WARP annual membership is £1,000 + VAT for County councils, £750 + VAT for Unitary councils and £500 + VAT for Districts councils.

Please note SEE non members will be charged an extra 15%.

SEGWARP members

  • Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Chichester District Council
  • Crawley Borough Council
  • Guildford Borough Council
  • Hampshire County Council
  • Luton Borough Council
  • Milton Keynes Council
  • Oxfordshire County Council
  • Reading Borough Council
  • Rother District Council
  • Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council
  • Rushmoor Borough Council
  • Slough Borough Council
  • Spelthorne Borough Council
  • Wealden District Council
  • West Berkshire Council
  • Winchester City Council
 

WARP website - www.warp.gov.uk

CPNI - Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure

WMCWARP - West Midlands Council WARP (run by University of Wolverhampton)

 

Meetings are held in London and all members of SEGWARP are encouraged to send a delegate.

The last SEGWARP meeting was held on 4 July 2017.

During a presentation from F-Secure on cyber security the group discussed the recent ransomware attacks. It was noted that no WARP members had reported any problems during the attacks and this was felt to be a clear demonstration of the importance of information-sharing in cyber defence.

GDPR was another important topic discussed, with the group naturally focussing on the technology issues caused by the forthcoming requirements.

Other discussion points were the Vodafone contract, use of Cloud-based systems, PSN compliance,and other issues IT officers were faced with on a regular basis.

The next meeting is scheduled for November 16th. It will be held at London Councils, 59 1/2 Southwark Street, London SE1 0AL.