Meet the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU)

LOUISE GIBSON

DETECTIVE SERGEANT, REGIONAL ENGAGEMENT TEAM

Louise joined Leicestershire Constabulary in 2006, working as a detective from 2009 primarily in child safeguarding. Louise joined East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) in 2018 as part of the Cyber Engagement Team, taking on the Sergeant role in 2020.

 

Louise has a keen interest in hacking and penetration testing, working towards a qualification in ethical hacking (CEH). Louise is qualified to CompTIA Security+ level in IT network security and CISMP. Louise is currently completing an MSc at University of Central Lancaster in Cybercrime Investigations.

RICHARD HEYSMOND

REGIONAL PROTECT COORDINATOR AND CYBER SECURITY ADVISOR

Richard joined the engagement team at EMSOU in 2018. Originally from a background in academia, Richard now provides consultancy advice and services to organisations across the East Midlands in order to provide better cyber resiliency.

 

Richard specialises in risk management, business continuity, incident response, cloud security and developing a culture of cyber throughout the enterprise. Richard regularly writes security bulletins and creates free resources to help members of the public stay secure.

 

Richard is both an associate of Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)

SHEVANI RAICHURA

REGIONAL PROTECT COORDINATOR AND CYBER SECURITY ADVISOR

Shiv has worked in the East Midlands Special Operations Cyber Crime Unit since 2018. Her previous experiences involve developing the role of the Digital PCSO, Counter Terrorism Prevent Officer and Regional Cyber Prevent Officer.

 

As part of the Protect Network, Shiv currently coordinates operational activities delivering Cyber threat mitigation advice to organisations across the East Midlands within the public and private sector to uplift their Cyber preparedness and resiliency.

 

Shiv delivers board level strategic advice within Local Resilience Forums, risk management advice responding to incidents, advising on supply chain security, defence in depth, business continuity and can provide awareness training through all levels of an organisation embedding security within an organisations culture.

 

Shiv is certified in CISMP and CompTIA Security +.