Global accounting firm, KPMG joins West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre Board.

The West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre is pleased to announce Del Heppenstall, KPMG Cyber Security Partner as its latest board member.


With nearly 20 years’ direct experience in Information and Cyber Security, Del has built up a wealth of experience in advising clients on topics ranging from security strategy and organisational design through to technical security solution implementation and operation.

Del has led cyber security work across multiple sectors and has worked with many of the UK’s

major organisations over the past few years, helping them to transform their security organisations and capabilities. Over the course of his career Del has also provided security insight, expertise and leadership to several central government and public sector bodies.


Del has been involved in the delivery of a range of cyber security engagements, including the investigations into numerous security breaches within client environments leading to the successful restoration of services and eradication of the malware or cyber breach.


On the appointment, Del said: “I am delighted to be part of the West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre Board and I am looking forward to sharing the insights that KPMG has, and how these can help with the alignment of public and private sector cyber strategies across the region.”


Responding to the announcement, Director of WMCRC Alison Hurst, said: I’m delighted to welcome Del to the West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre. Del’s experiences in leading cyber security work and delivering investigations into security breaches will be a great addition to our board. KPMG are such a well-known and well respected organisation and we are really excited to welcome them to the WMCRC.


“I look forward to working with Del and utilising the knowledge and experience he has gained in advising on security strategy and technical solution implementation, to help businesses of all sizes within the West Midlands region increase their cyber resilience.”


The WMCRC is an innovative not for profit partnership between policing, academia, and private industry, committed to helping protect businesses in the West Midlands region from cybercrime.

The WMCRC joins a growing network of regional centres being established as part of a national roll out to provide businesses of all sizes with access to affordable cyber security services, the latest advice and support from leading law enforcement and industry experts and help them take simple steps to protect their business from unscrupulous cyber criminals.


The WMCRC offers a range of membership options to businesses in the region including a free Core Membership for businesses with fewer than 50 employees. Sign up on the website today to access cyber security support, guidance, and tools.


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