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Security Minister announces launch of National Cyber Resilience Centre Group

The city of York played host to the launch of the National Cyber Resilience Centre Group (NCRCG): a national entity bringing together policing, government, business and academia to develop best practice in cyber resilience across the country.

Security Minister The Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP officially announced the launch of the NCRCG at a special event celebrating the success of the North East Business Resilience Centre (NEBRC), which is part of the national network of cyber resilience centres - of which the EMCRC is also part of - working to help smaller organisations face the challenges posed by cyber crime, and embed cyber resilience throughout the UK economy.

The newly launched NCRCG is to be funded and supported by the Home Office, policing and Ambassador Partners from the UK’s largest organisations, including Cantium, CGI, KPMG and The Very Group.

NCRCG will support the growth of the Cyber Resilience Centre (CRC) network across England and Wales, expanding UK capabilities in the cyber space by building a second-to-none Talent Pipeline of students.

Security Minister The Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP said:

“Cyber crime can have a horrendous impact on people’s lives. It costs the UK economy £27 billion each year and businesses bear the brunt of this. Improving the UK’s cyber resilience is therefore a key priority for the Government.
“I welcome the involvement of businesses and other organisations across the UK who have stepped up as NCRCG’s Ambassadors. You are a leading example on how to combat cyber crime. You are also creating the next generation of cyber experts by supporting the growth of a nationwide student Talent Pipeline.
“This new centre group is a flagship enterprise of public and private sector demonstrating how innovation can support the business community.”

Mark Scott - CEO Cantium Business Solutions and an Ambassador Partner commented:

“We are delighted to support the national CRC as a foundering ambassador, in an age where cyber security has become one of the most paramount issues facing us all.
“This partnership which spans policing, business and student sectors, provides a unique opportunity to raise both cyber awareness and more importantly resiliency for individuals, organisations and their onward supply chain. The importance of embedding cyber security as an everyday conversation cannot be underestimated and this partnership vehicle provides a unique platform to drive a heightened consciousness amongst us all.”

Rebecca Chapman, Superintendent and CEO at NEBRC, commented:

“The NEBRC has been operating as part of the national network of Cyber Resilience Centres for the past two years, working to support and empower businesses across our region to better understand and manage cyber security.
“The launch of the National Cyber Resilience Centre Group, which has been announced by the Security Minister at this evening’s event, will be much celebrated in the business community as we collectively build on our work as a centre and a network to support the fight against cyber crime.”

Detective Superintendent Nick Bell, CEO of the National Cyber Resilience Centre Group and National Policing Director for the CRCs, said:

“Cybercrime costs our national economy; it affects organisations’ ability to trade, their ability to recruit and retain and ultimately can have a considerable impact on their bottom line. In NCRCG, we have a platform for leading the charge to strengthen our national cyber resilience and help to develop best practice across the country.
“By working together as police, government, business, third sector organisations and academia, we have the best potential to minimise the risk posed by cyber criminals and support those who most need cyber protection.”



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