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Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre welcomes PFCC Roger Hirst on board

The Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre (ECRC) is delighted to welcome Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Roger Hirst, as its newest board member.

The Essex Cyber Resilience Centre  board plays a key role in providing governance, direction, and oversight of the progress the cyber resilience centre is making.

Roger Hirst, said: “Cybercrime is often perceived as a victimless crime, but it is absolutely not.  Victims can lose their life savings, firms can be put out of business and we must not forget the growth in child sexual exploitation, abuse and grooming happening online. By working together, we can get on top of this and shut down the criminals responsible. I’m pleased to be joining the ECRC Board and playing my part in helping to make cyberspace a safer place for all.”

Commenting on the appointment, Detective Superintendent and ECRC Director Paul Lopez, said: “Roger is a great asset to the centre’s board. His wealth of knowledge and experience both in the private sector as well as his current role in the public sector, will help us to focus, prioritise and manage our business strategy effectively and efficiently. His track record with the Essex Police force is testament to his excellent leadership skills and we’re really looking forward to working closely with him as we push forward in strengthening the foundations of the ECRC.

Businesses can join the ECRC through a range of membership packages to access guidance, tools, and affordable services to help better protect themselves against the threat of cybercrime.

Businesses can find out more information about the centre and how to get involved at To keep updated with all the latest ECRC developments, follow @EasternCRC on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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