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Meet The Team

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Paul Peters

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.

Michael Preston

Head of Cyber and Innovation

Mike is a current serving Detective Inspector with a proven background in investigating Major Incidents and Serious Organised Crime.

He is well versed in collaborative working, having spent 6 years seconded to specialist operations departments at the Regional Organised Crime Unit (Tarian) and the National Crime Agency.

Since returning to his home force he has held management positions at Gwent Police Cyber and Financial Investigation Unit, The Major Incident Team, and Special Branch.

He has strong links with local, regional and national investigation teams who operate across the Prepare, Prevent, Protect, and Pursue networks.

Having seen firsthand the serious harm which can be caused by cybercrime, Mike is passionate about helping Welsh businesses protect their customers, their supply chain and themselves from the significant risks posed by cyber criminals.