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End User Device (EUD) Security Guidance

The End User Device (EUD) Security Principles sets out 12 core guidance principles that underpin the safety and security of using devices that serve the purpose of working remotely. The twelve principles are as follows:

  1. Data-in-transit Protection

  2. Data-at-rest Protection

  3. Authentication

  4. Secure Boot

  5. Platform Integrity and Application Sandboxing

  6. Application allow Listing

  7. Malicious Code Detection and Prevention

  8. Security policy Enforcement

  9. External Interface Protection

  10. Device Update Policy

  11. Event Collection for Enterprise Analysis

  12. Incident Response

All of these principles must be considered when securing and deploying devices.


Published 01/01/2019
Authoring body: National Cyber security Centre (NCSC)
Auditing Principles - Directive 2006/43/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

Statutory auditors should adhere to the highest ethical standards and should be subject to professional ethics. This Directive aims at high-level to bring about harmonisation of statutory audit requirements as a result of lack of a harmonised approach to statutory auditing in the Community. This was the reason why the Commission proposed, in its 1998 Communication on the statutory audit in the European Union that a creation of a Committee on Auditing which could develop further action in close cooperation with the accounting profession and Member States be established.

The output/recommendation from the committee setup was a Recommendation was a set of Fundamental auditing Principles. The statutory audit requires adequate knowledge of matters such as company law, fiscal law and social law for Audit qualifications obtained by statutory auditors. In order to protect third parties, all approved auditors and audit firms should be entered in a register which is accessible to the public and which contains basic information concerning statutory auditors and audit firms. 

It is important to note that good audit quality contributes to the orderly functioning of markets by enhancing the integrity and efficiency of financial statements. 

Published 01/01/2006
Authoring body: European Parliament
Retrieval of Video Evidence and production of working copies from digital CCTV Systems (Version 2.0)

Digital CCTV installations vary greatly in terms of the recording methods as a result of varying solutions with different capabilities and functionality which are used to capture picture and video evidence with export facilities provided.

This document provides guidance on the retrieval of video from any digital CCTV system in its native file format and the methods for the production of working copies in non-native file formats, where this is necessary to facilitate further processing or replay in court.

The document contains a flowchart to help the user select the most appropriate retrieval method to use for any given CCTV system. Explanatory notes are also provided for each option and guidance

given for assessing the practicality and suitability of each technique to ensure that the right retrieval method is selected to uphold evidential integrity.

The guidance also covers the production of working copies, specifically where this involves a conversion between video formats.

Options have also been presented for final storage of the working copy. Information is given as to the suitability of each conversion technique and storage medium, so that appropriate choices can be made to best minimise the potential degradation in image quality.

A checklist of actions is provided when retrieving data to ensure that all relevant information is captured and evidential integrity is maintained.

Published 01/01/2008
Authoring body: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
National Intelligence Model

The National Intelligence Model (NIM) is a well-established model within the policing world that was established in 2000 by the National Criminal Intelligence service (NCIS) and adopted by Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to help to mange the use of setting strategic direction, making prioritised resourcing decisions, intelligently allocating resources in the most efficient manner, developing and outlining tactical plans, coordinating activities and managing associated risks.

NIM has three levels which it operates on:

  • Level 1 – Local/Basic Command Unit (BCU)

  • Level 2 – Force and/or regional

  • Level 3 – Serious and organised crime that is usually national or international

NIM doesn’t just only help to serve crime and intelligence decision-making but is expansive in its dynamics and touches on the general policing business and decision-making. It also serves as a standardised approach for gathering, co coordinating and disseminating intelligence, which can be integrated across all forces and law enforcement agencies.

NIM allows for greater consistency of policing across the UK, operational strategies to focus on key priorities, ensures more officers are focused on solving priority problems and targeting the most active offender, achieves greater compliance with human rights legislation, improves direction and briefing of patrols, helps to reduce rates of persistent offenders through targeting the most prolific and helps to improves integration with partner agencies.

Published 01/01/2005
Authoring body: Home Office
Code of practice for the deployment and use of Body Worn Video (BWV) BS 8593:2017

The use of Body worn video (BWV) includes video and microphone both audio and visual recording. The recording can also be stored and exported.

BWV has become extremely in the video surveillance sector and within the Police Force, as officers are able to use BWV and capture key important evidence whilst on operational duty. However have been some issues around privacy, data security technical capabilities.

To ensure that BWV, is used for its intended purpose this standard has been written to provide operational and technical guidance to help strike a balance between safety and the privacy of the individuals being recorded and foster public trust in where and when BWV can be used.

Some of the activities in which BWV can be used are in emergency responses, night-time economy operations/events, security guarding, parking enforcement, door supervision.

Intended readers are Police officers, security companies, entertainment venues, local authorities.

Fees to accessing the standard may apply.

Published 01/01/2017
Authoring body: British Standards Institute (BSI)
Criminal Intelligence Manual for Analysts

Intelligence is information (raw data) worked, evaluated in context to its source and reliability to create added value and meaning to its user (Information + Evaluation = Intelligence).

Analysis is about tracing their source to discover the general principles behind the information and ascertaining parts. Therefore we can say that intelligence analysis is about collecting and utilising information, evaluating it to process it into intelligence, and then analysing that intelligence to produce products to support informed decision-making. 

Analysis goes beyond the facts asking questions such as: 

  • What exactly is the problem?

  • What is it a problem?

  • What information do we already possess that is relevant to the problem?

  • Where is the information held?

  • How can we obtain it?

  • What meaning can we extract from the information?

  • Are we ready to take action with the information received?

The process of applying these questions, evaluating the answers, choosing the response and outputs/actions is the process and essence of what analysis is about. Analysis is going beyond the facts and digging deeper.

Therefore criminal intelligence analysis is the in-depth analysis of criminal activity, criminal information and the criminals. This also includes the retrieval and storage of digital/online content. The use of Information Technology has become ever so critical in the modern age.

Published 01/01/2011
Authoring body: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Forensic Science Regulator Information Legal Obligations (Issue 8)

The role of the forensic science regulator is to advise the Government and the criminal justice system on quality standards in the provision of forensic science. Recommend new requirements for new and improved standards and providing advice and guidance so that providers will be able to demonstrate compliance with common standards, in procurement and in courts 

A key requirement of any standards framework in forensic science is that the output meets the requirements of the Criminal Justice System (CJS). 
 This document sets out the view of the Regulator as to the legal landscape within which forensic scientists operate within the CJS. 

There are legal obligations placed on expert witnesses as sources in the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales as Expert evidence is admissible “to furnish the court with scientific information which is likely to be outside the experience and the knowledge of a judge or jury”. This places the expert witness in a privileged position.

It is important to note that expert evidence can only be given by a person who is an expert in the relevant field. An expert witness must provide the court with objective, unbiased opinion on 
matters within his expertise 
Witnesses must act with honesty and good faith. 

Published 30/04/2020
Authoring body: Forensic Science Regulator (FSR)
Engagement & Communication APP

Police engagement and communication is key to the success of community policing and having an effective presence in the area the police serves in. Developing and maintaining healthy and positive relationships with community leaders and the wider public is crucial for establishing engagement. Without this being able to prevent, detect or investigate and solve crime may become much more difficult, as well as bringing offenders to justice. It will reduce confidence and public image in the Police service as service to the public may become unworkable. There it is important that both the public and Police service both cooperate and be in intentional about developing strong relations.

It is important to the local police that communities have confidence and trust in the Police Service in order for the Police to carry out their duties effectively and to keep communities safe. Both parties play an essential role in the world of policing.

This document sets out the principles of engagement and communication, including public relations.

Published 01/01/2017
Authoring body: College of Policing (CoP)
ICT Asset Recovery Standard 7.0

Asset Disposal & Information Security Alliance (ADISA) is an organisation designed to improve risk management and data protection within business processes for IT asset retirement and disposal.

The ADISA ICT Asset Recovery Standard 7.0 is an updated version released in January 2020 from its first launch from its first launch in 2010. It better aligns to the updates and amendments of the Data Protection legislation including but not limited to the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the UK Data Protection Act and the Californian Consumer Privacy Act 2018.

This area covers asset management and data sanitisation. The ADISA ICT Asset Recovery Standard was developed to identify risk which might exist within this process and to then assess countermeasures which are in place to mitigate that risk.

 The objective of the ADISA Asset Recovery Standard is to ensure that every data bearing asset is managed throughout the process and that any resident data is sanitised in accordance with the client’s requirements or to industry best practice levels, to promote the re-use of assets through risk management and to help organisations comply with Data Protection Laws.

These are achieved by creating a physical environment within the ITAD process which offers equivalent levels of security to those in place when the asset is in its live environment, testing the abilities of the service provider to create and then maintain the chain of custody throughout the process, ensuring the process is consistent and repeatable, assessing current data sanitisation processes on ALL media types.

The Standard is presented in 10 Modules each covering different aspects in asset recovery and contain mandatory requirements.

There are current plans for version 8 of this document.

Published 01/01/2020
Authoring body: Asset Disposal & Information Security Alliance (ADISA)
European Pool against Organised Crime (ePOC IV) Version 1.0

European Pool against Organised Crime (EPOC IV) was introduced in 2004 as the Eurojust Case Management System.  It facilitates the secure storage of case-related personal data, the exchange of information amongst National Members and the analysis of that data.

EPOC also provides a set of tools to facilitate interoperability of national systems and can be used as a component to support international cooperation in national systems.   

Reference Dataset consists of:

  • Currency Class

  • EU EPOC Country (Bulgarian)

  • EU EPOC Country (English)

  • EU EPOC Country (French)

  • EU EPOC Country (Lithuanian)

  • EU EPOC Country (Slovene)

  • EU EPOC Crime Type (Bulgarian)

  • EU EPOC Crime Type (English)

  • EU EPOC Crime Type (French)

  • EU EPOC Crime Type (Lithuanian)

  • EU EPOC Crime Type (Slovene)

  • EU EPOC Currency Type (English)

  • EU EPOC Currency Type (Lithuanian)

  • EU EPOC Drug Code (English and Other Languages) L1 (English)

  • EU EPOC Drug Code (English and Other Languages) L2 (Other Languages)

  • EU EPOC Drug Code (Lithuanian)

  • Home Office Drug Codes L2 (Description)

  • ISO 3166-1 Country Codes 2 Char


Published 01/01/2019
Authoring body: Reference data service platform
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