This session is hosted by FSB and The UK Cyber Resilience Centre (CRC) network. Sponsored by the West Midlands CRC and the Wales CRC divisions, it will explore the latest trends and threats in cyber crime and the expert support available to help combat them.

The line up of speakers includes:
 
Hollie Whittles - Regional Chair of FSB West Midlands,
 
Nick Bell - Detective Superintendent with the NPCC National Cybercrime Programme and National Policing Director for Cyber Resilience Centres (CRCs),
 
Michael Preston - serving Detective Inspector with a proven background in investigating Major Incidents and Serious Organised Crime
 
Hinesh Mehta - serving Police Detective Inspector & representative for WMCRC
 
Phil Blunden - Cyber Industry Engagement & Communications Lead, Ministry of Defence
 

The event includes a Q & A session, where we will also be joined by Alison Hurst, Director of the West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre and Paul Peters, Director of the Cyber Resilience Centre for Wales - for five years Paul led the regional cybercrime unit, successfully investigating cybercrime, prosecuting individuals and also introducing the protect and prevent networks across Southern Wales.

 
 
Hollie Whittles - Regional Chair of FSB West Midlands

Nick Bell is Detective Superintendent with the NPCC National Cybercrime Programme and National Policing Director for Cyber Resilience Centres (CRCs).

His role is to lead on the implementation of the Cyber Resilience Centre network across England and Wales. Nick manages the key strategic stakeholder relationships with the Home Office, Chief Officers, Police & Crime Commissioners and the private sector and supports universities and academia to develop student delivered cyber security services.

Michael Preston is a current serving Detective Inspector with a proven background in investigating Major Incidents and Serious Organised Crime. 

He is well versed in collaborative working, having spent 6 years seconded to specialist operations departments at the Regional Organised Crime Unit (Tarian) and the National Crime Agency. ​

His role is to lead on the implementation of the Cyber Resilience Centre network across England and Wales. Nick manages the key strategic stakeholder relationships with the Home Office, Chief Officers, Police & Crime Commissioners and the private sector and supports universities and academia to develop student delivered cyber security services.

Hinesh Mehta is a serving police Detective Inspector who is currently seconded to The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands as the Head of Cyber and Innovation.

Hinesh has been a police officer for over 17 years, most recently the Detective Inspector for the Regional Cyber Crime Unit. His career has seen him work in various departments, including murder investigation and establishing the countries first Digital Media Investigator Unit.

Phil Blunden joined the Defence Cyber Protection Partnership in November 2017, having previously spent five years as a Computer Security Analyst in Joint Forces Command. Before that he spent ten years developing and supporting applications originally written in the early Windows era. He gained a BSc with the Open University in 2013. During lockdown Phil has missed playing squash and doing Ju-Jitsu. He is on a local Sea Cadet Management Team and an active Ally with the MOD’s LGBT+ Committee.

Alison Hurst joined the West Midlands Police in 1995 and since that time has performed a variety of roles across the West Midlands area.

Over the last six years Alison has completed training as a Senior Investigating Officer and has worked on the Public Protection Unit across both the adult and child abuse thematics. During this time Alison has been working closely with both internal and external partners building strong relationships across the statutory partnerships to ensure the most vulnerable are protected.

Paul Peters - Director of The Cyber Resilience Centre for Wales

Paul has been a police officer for over 25 years’ spending most of his career as a detective. Paul joined the Metropolitan Police Force in April 1995, and over the next fourteen years he served on various units and boroughs. In 2009 Paul transferred to South Wales Police and was posted to the Major Crime Investigation Team where he took on the role of Senior Investigating Officer for murders and other serious and complex investigations.

 

Event details

Welcome & Introductions

Cyber policing history, Team Cyber UK and the National Cybercrime programme

Cyber Crime and Small Businesses

Examples of real and recent attacks & the damage done

What steps could/should you take to be more cyber secure?

Working with the Ministry of Defence and their approach to supply-chain cyber security

Q & A

 

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