Do you want to help protect businesses from the growing cyber threat in the East Midlands? We're inviting expressions of interest for our new board.
The East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre [EMCRC] is today inviting expressions of interest for individuals to join our board.
Still in its infancy, the EMCRC is a unique public / private partnership established by National Policing in order to protect business of all sizes from the growing threat of cyber crime.
Whilst the EMCRC serves the East Midlands specifically, there is also a broader national network of CRCs being delivered across the rest of the UK with the East Midlands model being one of the first.
Detective Inspector Matt Carson, the Police Delivery Lead at the EMCRC, said board members were needed to help steer the centre's activities.
He said: "We are now in a position of looking to offer the opportunity to a select number of individuals within the East Midlands to become founding board members working alongside our cyber resilience centre.
"This will offer a unique insight into the ‘cyber protect’ landscape within the East Midlands region and will provide you with further links to senior policing, the National Cyber Security Centre, academia and a network of like-minded business contacts."
Individuals who sit on the board will be the fiduciaries responsible for overseeing the EMCRC's activities and will help steer the organisation towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical and legal governance, as well as by making sure it has adequate resources through strong financial management policies.
Det Insp Carson said board members will play an important part in boosting the region's resilience to cyber crime.
He said: "I have first hand knowledge of the devastating effects that cyber criminality can have on the business community within this region having been the supervising lead within Derbyshire’s Cyber Crime Unit for the last four years.
"This has become even more relevant with the way businesses have now needed to turn more toward technology due to the pandemic which is why I was keen to become the police delivery lead for our region's first Cyber Resilience Centre to help keep our businesses safe from the latest threats."
If you would like to express interest in joining our board, contact us here.