Policing Leadership Insights; East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre

We are delighted to introduce you to the Policing lead for East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre (EMCRC), Detective Inspector, Matt Carson. Matt will lead the establishment and development of the Team at EMCRC.

Detective Sergeant Matt Carson

Matt started in policing in 2002 within the Derbyshire Constabulary. Most of this time has been spent as a Detective and since 2009 as a Sergeant working through Divisional CID, Specialist Units and Major Crime.

Since 2016, Matt has headed up the Forces Cyber Crime Unit overseeing all the P’s (Pursue, Protect, Prevent and Prepare) whist also being the Digital Media Coordinator for the Force and running a team of dedicated Digital Media Investigators.

'Online’ is fast becoming the new ‘frontline’

- Detective Inspector Matt Carson

Prior to policing Matt came from a finance and sales background having been a qualified financial advisor looking after his own agency. He then moved to working with and presenting to all sizes of business as a sales consultant for a well-known national marketing company.

Being part of the National Cyber Crime project Matt has benefited from training in a variety of Cyber related disciplines. Some that may be helpful in the new role will be his certificate in Information Security Management Principles, CSTA (Certified Security Testing Associate) Qualification in Ethical Hacking and he also holds the first membership certificate for the Institute of Information Security Professionals run by the College of Policing.

Matt is supported by Chief Superintendent Dave Kirby.

Chief Superintendent David Kirby

Dave joined the Derbyshire Constabulary in 1996 and qualified as a detective in 2001. He has performed a variety of roles, and has spent much of his operational career engaged in the fight against organised crime. Dave achieved promotion in 2012 and since then he has trained as a firearms commander and a Senior Investigating Officer, leading homicide enquires in the East Midlands.

At more senior ranks Dave has again been focussed on tackling organised crime of all kinds, and reducing the harm, it causes to communities. He has done this through a variety of roles, such a Director of Intelligence for Derbyshire, as regional lead for Cybercrime and as the National Coordinator for Serious and Organised Crime.

In May 2019 Dave was appointed Head of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), which is at the forefront of tackling serious and organised crime of all types, including Cybercrime.

Matt and Dave recently provided some insights to BRIM, who are supporting the roll out of the national network of Cyber Resilience Centres, which you can read about here.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of EMCRC support, membership or services, please contact us

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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