Firebrand Training, leaders in accelerated IT training and apprenticeships, was featured on BBC Breakfast News to showcase how Firebrand’s Cyber Crime Pathways Programme is used to teach police cyber security skills. The footage can be viewed on Firebrand's website.
At Firebrand’s UK training centre, BBC Breakfast News was provided with a unique insight into how non-technical police officers across the country are taught the cyber security investigation and forensic techniques needed to catch criminals.
The Cyber Crime Pathways Programme, delivered using Firebrand’s accelerated training model, is designed to provide frontline police with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively respond to the rise in cyber crime across the UK.
Since the programme’s launch in 2014, Firebrand has trained 659 police officers across 80% of all police forces in the UK. As part of this, police officers have taken 960 accelerated courses designed to improve cyber security knowledge. Firebrand’s accelerated cyber courses for police also include simulation and hands-on forensic investigations.
Firebrand Cyber Crime Instructor, Phil Chapman, says:
“We’re proud to provide accelerated cyber security training to local police forces across the UK. Cyber crime is one of the largest threats to businesses and consumers today and our police need the know-how to respond to this unique form of criminality.
“Firebrand has developed an amazing partnership with local police forces across the UK and we’re excited to share our ongoing work with the BBC.”
On the BBC Breakfast News segment, aired on Friday, 12 May 2017, the BBC reported from Firebrand Training’s Wyboston Lakes training centre.
Rory Cellan-Jones, the BBC’s leading technology reporter, watched as police officers were taught cyber security skills at Firebrand’s distraction-free training centre, before putting this knowledge to use in a simulation crime scene investigation.