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Meet the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU)




Chris has worked in the East Midlands Special Operations Cyber Crime Unit since October 2021. His previous experience includes IT manager in small-medium business and has previously worked in IT departments within schools.


Chris’ previous accomplishments include designing and building IT networks from the ground up and the planning and execution of projects such as designing and installing network infrastructure and AV systems.


As part of the Protect Network, Chris delivers threat mitigation advice to schools and businesses and delivers risk management advice when responding to incidents. He is also responsible for our Cyber Secure website and assisting local cyber protect officers.


You’ll also find Chris delivering advice on our monthly free to attend webinars as well as at other events throughout the year.


Chris is certified in CompTIA Security+ & CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst+

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Cyber Security Advisor and Regional Protect Officer


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 and operating as a Counter Terrorism Prevent Officer, 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 +




John joined the East Midlands Special Operations Unit in July 2021 after achieving a first in BA Professional Policing at the University of Northampton as a cyber intern and achieved a full time permeant position as a Cyber Protect Officer and has remained in this role since April 2022.


During his Time at the East Midlands Special Operations Unit john has also been seconded to the Leicestershire Police cybercrime team where he was a Local Protect Officer and gained invaluable experience in advising both victims of cybercrime and local schools and businesses on how they could better protect themselves from the ever evolving threat of cybercrime. Johns main role as a Regional Protect Officer is to not only assist Local Protect Officers in delivering inputs but to also help organise both regional and national cybercrime awareness campaigns across the East Midlands.   


Recently, John became Comptia Security+ qualified after successfully passing the exam in December 2022 and is looking forward to developing his knowledge further in the cyber security field

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