The Cyber Resilience Centre for Wales (WCRC) is part of the national rollout of Cyber Resilience Centres in the UK which began in 2019.
The WCRC began its journey in November 2020 and is part of a network of centres across the country which supports businesses in protecting themselves against cybercrime.
It offers organisations an affordable way to access cyber security services and membership options depending on what level of support they need. These have been designed to help them identify their vulnerabilities, assess current plans and policies and work with their teams to build overall cyber awareness so ultimately protecting themselves from an attack.
The Cyber Resilience Centre Network
There is a police-led, not-for-profit cyber resilience centre (CRC) in every region in England and Wales to help businesses better protect themselves against cyber threats. Each CRC offers flexible membership packages to suit the needs of all businesses with Core Membership being free of charge.
Select your region to learn more about the centre in your area.
Meet the Team
DIRECTOR OF THE CYBER RESILIENCE CENTRE FOR WALES
Paul has been a police officer for over 25 years spending most of his career as a detective. Paul joined the Metropolitan Police Force in April 1995, and over the next fourteen years he served on various units and boroughs. In 2009 Paul transferred to South Wales Police and was posted to the Major Crime Investigation Team where he took on the role of Senior Investigating Officer for murders and other serious and complex investigations.
In 2014 Paul transferred to Tarian, the Regional Organised Crime Unit that covers the three Southern Wales police forces where he was responsible for leading investigations by the Economic Crime and the fledgling Regional Cyber Crime Unit. During that time, Paul worked closely with businesses across Southern Wales to raise awareness of the cyber threat and secured funding from Welsh Government to implement Protect initiatives across Wales.
Paul also spearheaded a partnership collaboration to create a Cybercrime Prevent package involving education, awareness and law enforcement support across Wales.
HEAD OF CYBER AND INNOVATION
Paul has been a police officer for 22 years and during that time has worked in various roles within policing. He joined South Wales Police in 1999 and has performed operational roles in Swansea, Port Talbot, Cynon Valley and Maesteg. Paul has experience of working in Criminal Investigation Departments, Proactive Drug Investigation teams as well as various uniformed roles. Paul is a qualified police search officer and, in that capacity, has worked on major events including the Olympics, NATO Wales Summit and the G7 Summit in Cornwall.
In 2017, Paul transferred to the Specialist Crime Division where he had responsibility for the technical surveillance capabilities for the force as well as overseeing covert policing operations and the acquisition of communication data to assist with major crime investigations.
Paul has a wealth of multi-agency partnership working experience from being seconded on the Welsh Government All Wales Arson reduction team and working with various partner agencies to reduce the impact of crime and disorder in the operational areas he has worked in.
Paul understands that during his service he has seen significant changes to how crime has been committed. Cybercrime has now come to forefront and he’s keen to work in this area and with key partners to reduce the impact it can have on a victim. The head of cyber and innovation within the Cyber Resilience Centre for Wales is an exciting position for him, and he’s keen to transfer his previous policing experience into the new role.
CLIENT RELATIONS ADVISOR
Morgan is currently studying Business and Management with a specialisation in marketing at Cardiff Metropolitan University. This is a subject he has always been passionate about, with a desire to acquire the skills needed to become successful in this discipline.
With a keen eye for detail and strong work ethic, Morgan is determined to achieve his career goals and make a positive impact in the field of business. In his role as a client relations advisor with the WCRC, Morgan works hard and makes great efforts to contribute in helping the centre achieve its goals.
Morgan says he is beneffiting from being in the working environment which is developing his personal skills in gaining solid foundations in the principles of management, strategy, and business operations alongside his studies to set himself on a path towards a fulfilling and rewarding career.