The West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre is pleased to announce Tracey Onslow, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner (DPCC) for West Mercia as the latest board member.
Tracey has been the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia since July 2016 where she is responsible for the cyber, rural, business crime, victims’ services and commissioning portfolio.
During Tracey’s time as DPCC, she has worked on an initiative led by Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion to implement the national campaign Get Safe Online to West Mercia and has invested in a ground breaking Cyber Programme for Neurodiverse younger people.
Another project Tracey has been working on is chairing the West Mercia Cyber Crime Partnership Group and this year began a series of Cyber Crime Prevention Roadshows for SMEs.
On her appointment, Tracey Onslow said: “I am very pleased to be joining the Board of the Regional Cyber Resilience Centre, as the representative for the Police and Crime Commissioners Offices from across the region. Cyber Crime is one of the biggest threats to our local communities; as well as the huge financial cost, the proceeds of cyber crime are often used to exploit the most vulnerable. The Centre will help to ensure that communities have the right tools to protect themselves”.
Responding to the announcement, Director of WMCRC Alison Hurst, said: “I’m delighted to have Tracey joining our board at the WMCRC. Tracey’s experience in leading on cyber and business crime for the Police and Crime Commissioners office will complement the knowledge and expertise of our other Board Members. Tracey’s insight into the very real issues our local businesses face on a day to day basis will help us focus our activity in the right places.”
“I look forward to working with Tracey and utilising her experiences and learnings 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.