Session Leader: Simon Newman – Head of Cyber & Business Services – Police Crime Prevention Intitiatives
Session Title: Filling the gap between policing and business in tackling cyber crime
The police service is currently in the process of establishing a network of Regional Cyber Resilience Centres (RCRCs) which aim to fill the gap between policing and business in tackling cyber-crime. Supported by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and part-funded by Government, each Centre will help raise awareness about the importance of cyber-security, bringing together a wide range of experts to provide a more consistent approach across the country.
A critical success factor for these Centres will be the way they engage with the CISO community to help policing and government develop a better understanding of cyber threats facing UK businesses. Ultimately, it is hoped that this relationship will shape the work of the Centres and inform the development of wider policing and government policy.
As part of the implementation process and as the Lead for establishing the RCRC for London, I am keen to build an ‘Experts Group’ who will be comprised solely of CISOs. This is something gaining traction in other Centres around the country who recognise the value in bringing together senior leaders from industry more closely into the work we do.
In advance of the launch of the RCRC for London (Autumn 2021), I want to hear your thoughts and in particular:
- How can policing (and Government more widely) support you in your work?
- Where can policing and Government improve?
- What can we do together to help UK businesses reduce their vulnerability to cyber-crime?
- Would you be interested in joining one of the 10 Regional ‘Experts Panels’ currently being set up?