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DMU's Dr Ismini Vasileiou joins the EMCRC as an Advisory Group member

The EMCRC Advisory Group is really beginning to take shape, with De Montfort University's Dr Ismini Vasileiou announced as the latest member.

As members of the East Midlands cyber community, our Advisory Group members provide guidance, advice and influence the direction of the centre.

The latest addition to the group, Dr Ismini Vasileiou, adds a slightly different dimension and adds depth to the group.

Dr. Vasileiou is an Associate Professor at De Montfort University as well as the Director of the UKC3/DSIT East Midlands Cyber Security Cluster.

Her academic activity focusses on Cyber Education, Human Factors, Social Engineering and Threshold Concepts. Her publications on Threshold Concepts for Cyber Security bring valuable insights and expertise to the academic community and industry alike.

Dr Vasileiou is a visiting Professor at University of Bari and sits on national boards such as QAA, UCISA, NCFE, IfATE – with particular inputs on progression pathways in Cyber skills.

Upon her appointment to the EMCRC's Advisory Group, Ismini said:

“Joining the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre's Advisory Group is not just a commitment to safeguarding our digital future; it's an opportunity to shape it. Together, we strengthen our region's cyber defences and champion a resilient, secure, and thriving digital ecosystem for all.
As an academic, my collaboration with various industry sectors has provided me with first-hand insight into the challenges they experience. The significance of Human Factors, as well as the essential training and educating the End Users, has never been more critical than it is today.
In my role as Director of the newly established East Midlands Cyber Cluster supported by UKC3/DSIT, it is imperative that we collaborate with the CRC to enhance awareness across the sector.
I look forward to assist in any way I can.“

Colin Ellis, Managing Director and Police Lead at the EMCRC, added:

"I'm really pleased that Ismini has agreed to join our Advisory Group. She is well-versed in and passionate about the cyber security sector.
As well as adding an extra level to our existing partnership with De Montfort University, and bringing that perspective with her, Ismini’s other role as one of the Directors of the East Midlands Cyber Security Cluster will ensure there are opportunities for our Resilience Centre to get involved and support the Cluster's work to drive up innovation, investment and training in the cyber security sector - all of which will ultimately bring benefits to our communities and the SME organisations we serve.

What is an Advisory Group member?

The Cyber Resilience Centre for the East Midlands has an established Advisory Group featuring a range of industry professions from all backgrounds to help support the growth of the Centre.

As members of the East Midlands cyber community, our Advisory Group members provide guidance, advice and influence the direction of the centre.

Ismini is a great addition to the EMCRC's Advisory Group, and it shows our ambition as a Centre that we wish to partner with outstanding businesses and organisations such as DMU and the East Midlands Cyber Cluster.

But our ambition doesn’t end there. We’re seeking the support of other distinguished businesses and motivational business leaders by joining us, not just as Advisory Group members, but as Community Members, Friends of the Centre, Community Ambassadors or Board members. We now have the scope for businesses to partner with us on various levels of affiliation.

If you would like to support our work and join our community, or feel you can bring equal skill, vision and ingenuity to the Centre in other areas, then please contact us via our website or contact Colin Ellis via his LinkedIn account.



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