Law firm partner joins West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre advisory group

Mark Kenkre, a partner at international law firm Trowers & Hamlins, has joined the West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre as part of its new advisory group.

The West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre is part of a national roll-out of cyber resilience centres funded by the Home Office and UK policing to protect communities, promote economic growth and overall cyber safety in each region.

The WMCRC aim is to support and help protect SMEs and supply chain businesses and third sector organisations in the region against cyber crime.

Kenkre has long held an interest in technology, cybercrime and cyber security issues. Throughout his time at Trowers he has delivered seminars and training on cyber security and fraud matters, including the developments in legal technology and the development of fraud risks relating to blockchain technology.

He said: “The coronavirus pandemic and the quick transition to home working has left organisations vulnerable to cyber breaches as they contend with the rapid evolution of hackers. There are untold costs to data breaches so it is more important than ever that businesses look to protect themselves from the threat of fraudsters. I am delighted to be joining the WMCRC advisory group and look forward to using my knowledge and experience to help businesses in the West Midlands region navigate these challenging times by minimising the impact of cybercrime.”

Alison Hurt, director of WMCRC, added: “We are thrilled to have someone of Marks credentials join the advisory group.

“His countless years of experience in dealing with legal matters involving cyber security and fraud made him the ideal choice for the group. We look forward to benefiting from Marks in depth knowledge as we continue to provide the West Midlands region with advice that will protect them from potential cyber threats.”