(L-R): NCRCG chief executive Nick Bell, Security Minister Damien Hinds, DCC Paul Anderson and NEBRC CEO/director supt. Rebecca Chapman.
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National Cyber Resilience Centre Group officially launched in York

The National Cyber Resilience Centre Group is a new, not-for-profit company bringing together all those who have a responsibility for embedding cyber resilience throughout the UK economy.

It is funded and supported by the Home Office, policing and Ambassador Partners from the UK’s largest businesses and organisations. NCRCG will support the growth of the Cyber Resilience Centre (CRC) network across England and Wales.

It also aims to expand UK capabilities in the cyber space by building a second-to-none Talent Pipeline of students.

As part of a special event in York celebrating the success of the North East Business Resilience Centre (NEBRC), Security Minister The Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP officially launched NCRCG.

Mr Hinds said: “Cybercrime can have a horrendous impact on people’s lives. It costs the UK economy £27bn each year and businesses bear the brunt of this. Improving the UK’s cyber resilience is therefore a key priority for the Government.

“I am delighted to be launching the National Cyber Resilience Centre Group (NCRCG), which will build on the work of nine regional cyber resilience centres. It is a great example of what effective collaboration between Government, police forces, business and academia can achieve. 

“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 cybercrime. You are also creating the next generation of cyber experts by supporting the growth of a nationwide student Talent Pipeline.”

Rebecca Chapman, Superintendent and CEO at NEBRC, said: “We know that most non-specialists don’t know where to begin when it comes to cyber defence, so it is our job to provide support to smaller organisations that is both accessible, affordable and appropriate.

“Key to our approach, both at NEBRC and across the CRC network, is working with university students and in the process, nurturing our next generation of cyber experts.

“Building up a national Talent Pipeline is crucial if we want to remain ahead of the curve when it comes to cybercrime so I am delighted that this is central to NCRCG’s ambition.”

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