EMCRC unveils new recruits

Daniella Quill and Paul Whyatt have joined the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre

The East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre (EMCRC) is delighted to welcome two new additions to its team. 

Daniella Quill and Paul Whyatt have both joined as Digital Media and Communications Officers, tasked with producing content on behalf of the EMCRC and its internal and external partners.

Established in early 2020, the EMCRC helps protect businesses across the region against cyber crime. Working in conjunction with local universities and the five police forces in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire, the EMCRC provides access to the latest information on emerging cyber threats, criminal trends, best safeguarding practice and new technology.

The not-for-profit EMCRC is part of a network of CRCs and is based with the East Midlands Special Operations Unit.

Detective Inspector Matt Carson, who leads the East Midlands CRC, commented:

We are delighted to welcome Paul and Daniella to our team. There was a great response in relation to the role with 66 applicants! When it came down to the final select list, which was of a really high quality, they both demonstrated that they had what it takes in really wanting to use their skills in helping to keep our business community stay protected from the latest threats in cyber-crime.”

Daniella has a background in Marketing, Communication and Higher and Further Education having been President of the Union of Students and Governor at the University of Derby. 

Daniella commented:

I am thrilled to be joining the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre. Joining a fast paced, innovative and diverse team, I can support East Midlands businesses with the information and resources they need to be safe and secure online, during what are unprecedented times.”

Paul joins from the Derby Telegraph newspaper, where he worked as a reporter and Digital Content Editor over a period spanning 12 years. 

Paul commented:

“I’m very excited to have joined the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre. We are still at the dawn of cyber security and it is a topic that is evolving incredibly fast. It is vital every business and individual becomes cyber resilient and I’m looking forward to helping the Centre provide the tools, information and support they need.”

Det Insp Carson said the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre was offering FREE core memberships to businesses.

He said:

“The Centre recognises that key to helping the businesses of the East Midlands stay safe from the threats of this cyber criminality is good communication and understanding that there are a variety of platforms for spreading this essential advice to our members. We now have two great additions to our team, both bringing dynamic skill sets from different backgrounds and there is a real buzz within the resilience Centre in how we can make the region safer with some fresh and innovative thinking.
“Small and medium businesses can start taking advantage of all these services and more now by signing up for free core membership.”

To sign up for FREE membership, click here.

The Cyber Resilience Centre for the East Midlands is set up to support and help protect businesses in the five counties against cyber crime. 

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