South East Cyber Resilience Centre welcomes new director

News Posted 16/09/21
Detective superintendent Andy Richardson has taken up a new role as director of the South East Cyber Resilience Centre (SECRC), leading its fight to tackle the threat of cybercrime.

Andy is an experienced senior investigating officer (SIO) whose policing career has spanned over 25 years.

He joins the team from his current role with the South East Region Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), where he was head of the Cyber and Economic Crime Units, as well as the Digital Forensic Unit. Prior to this, Andy was the head of Surrey & Sussex Police’s Cyber and Economic Crime Units.

The SECRC is one of nine centres that have been established across the country to provide businesses and organisations with an affordable way to access cyber security services and guidance to help protect themselves from attack.

Commenting on his appointment, Andy said: “I’m delighted to have joined the Cyber Resilience Centre for the South East as the centre’s new director.

“Throughout my role as the Head of Surrey & Sussex Police’s Cyber and Economic Crime Units, I have seen first-hand the devastation that a cyber-attack can cause a business.

“The team has worked incredibly hard since the centre’s launch last year in helping local businesses understand more about the threats they face and help them get better protected.

“I’m looking forward to continuing this journey with the SECRC and reaching more businesses as the centre goes into its second year of business.”

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