Sysec supports Siemens with Identity and Access Management for UK Police Forces
November 2009 by Emmanuelle Lamandé
Sysec Security Group has been chosen by Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEN Group) to provide identity and access management (IAM) solutions and services to police forces throughout the UK as part of the National Police Improvement Agency IAM Central Services project.
There are 43 police forces in England and Wales with over 140,000 serving police officers. In the continuing battle to protect the public against crime and terrorism there is a growing demand to make information more widely available across forces.
Sysec’s identity and access management consultancy and technology comply with the requirements for access to the NPIA IAM Central Services. The solution improves the efficiency and effectiveness of any force’s operations by enabling secure authentication for individuals accessing police computer systems.
In addition, the solution can be enhanced to provide digital signing of documents and access for officers to police systems from any location thus reducing the need to travel and increasing time for frontline policing.
 Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEN Group) has been chosen by the National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA) as the prime contractor for the new IAM Central Services, the first application of which will be to provide secure access to the Police National Database (PND).