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Your local WARPs

WARPs for the Public Sector

A WARP is set up to provide a service to members of a particular community, usually of between 20 and 100 members (in order to preserve a personal community feel).

It is run by a WARP operator who uses a website, email, telephone, SMS, and occasional meetings (where possible) to offer a personalised service of information security warnings and advice to the members.

The creation of WARPs in Public Sector communities, where people work together and share information on threats, incidents and solutions, can address many of these problems in a cost effective manner. WARPs are also being promoted by the UK Government’s Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI).

Guidance for WARPs on Incident Reporting

Critical incidents should be reported to GovCertUK for attention as well as the local WARP operator. All other incidents should be communicated to GovCertUK via the local WARP operator. This not only ensures that the operator has awareness of the activity, but also ensures that there is a single point of contact for GovCertUK to liaise.

Your local public sector WARP and how to get in touch

East Midlands government

Main contact: Susan Horobin

Secondary contact: Kirsty Lowe

Website: EMGWARP network

East of England

Main contact: Cliff Dean

Secondary contact: Mark Brett

Website: NLAWARP

Essex Online Partnership

Main contact: Kim Harvey

Secondary contact: Mark Brett

Website: NLAWARP

Kent Connects

Main contact: Darren Everden

Secondary contact: Mark Brett

Website: NLAWARP

London

Main contact: Matt Smith

Secondary contact: Peter Douglas (Chair)

Website: ISFL

North East government

Main contact: Paul Woods (Chair)

Secondary contact: Graham Jordan

Website: North Eastern ICT Partnershp

North West

Main contact: Alan Boardman

Secondary contact: Shelley Heckman

Website: iNetwork

South East

Main contact: Matt Smith

Secondary contact: Sam Deane

Website: South East Employers

South West

Main contact: John Finch

Secondary contact: Tracy White

West Midlands

Main contact: Tony Proctor

Yorkshire and Humber

Main contact: Yanus Mayat

Secondary contact: Michelle Nichols

Wales

Main contact:Andrew Seddon-Horner

Secondary contact: Mark Brett

Website: NLAWARP

Scotland

Main contact: Paul Dick

Secondary contact: Sonya Buczyn

WARP: Housing Providers

Main contact: Matt Smith

Secondary contact: Arturo Dell

Website: Housemark