Cyber Resilience Centre appoints Colmore BID officer

The West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre (WMCRC) has announced the appointment of Colmore BID’s special projects officer, Paul Street as one of the organisations first advisory group members.

The group will provide the WMCRC with guidance, advice and influence the direction of the centre which is headed up by director Alison Hurst.

Street joins Lisa Ventura from the UK Cyber Security Association and Stuart Hadley from CyberQ Group as the group’s first members.

The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands is part of the national roll out of Cyber Resilience Centres in the UK which began in 2019.

Street joined Colmore BID in January 2019 as a special projects officer for the BID’s Safe and Sound working group.  Safe and Sound focuses on delivering a safe and secure Colmore Business District for everyone who works, visits or passes through.

Street said: “I’m honoured to be asked to join the Advisory Group of The West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre, on behalf of Colmore BID.

“Colmore BID has a strong and proud history of collaborative partnership working within the community safety arena. I’m relishing the opportunity to offer my advice and feedback to the WMCRC’s public, private and academic cyber specialists to achieve our shared objectives of helping our businesses be more cyber aware and resilient to the very latest online threats and risks.”

Hurst added: “We are delighted to welcome our first three Advisory Group Members to the WMCRC. It’s really important that we form a group of industry professionals from all backgrounds to help support the growth of the centre. Lisa, Paul and Stuart all have different experience and their wealth of knowledge will be invaluable to me and my team.

“I have been overwhelmed with the amount of interest we have had in our board and advisory group from businesses across the region and we expect many more announcements in the next few weeks via our website and social media.”