The Cyber Resilience Centre for Wales (WCRC) is delighted to announce its first board member as John Davies, managing director for Pervade Software.
The WCRC is part of a network of centres being established across the country to provide businesses and organisations, with an affordable way to access cyber security services and consultancy to help protect themselves from attack.
John is not only managing director but also co-founder having first launched the business back in 2009. He and his partner have successfully led the company to become a developer of award-winning cyber security products that are used by both private and public sector companies in over 80 countries worldwide. Current clients include the UK police, running the Police CyberAlarm platform and the UK’s Cyber Essentials Scheme and operating its assessment portal.
Away from work, John also holds the position of co-founder and chair of Cyber Wales - the largest cyber cluster of its kind in the UK which pro-actively supports the UK National Cyber Security Strategy to make the country the safest place to do business in cyberspace.
He is also an NCSC i100 Secondee, member of the National Cyber Security Centre’s “Industry 100” Programme committing time to work with NCSC to bring together public and private sector expertise to challenge thinking, test innovative ideas and enable greater understanding on cyber security.
WCRC Director Paul Peters responded to the appointment saying: “We are so pleased that John has chosen to join our board. To have someone with such vast international experience in technology and senior leadership can only benefit the WCRC and its members. Pervade Software is an organisation with an extensive global reach but is based locally in Wales, which means we get the benefit of its expertise in helping to support smaller businesses in the region.”
Commenting on his new role with WCRC, John said: “This is a natural fit for me and with my activities with the Cyber Wales ecosystem it puts me in a great position to offer guidance to business owners when tackling the issues of cybercrime. It’s a major threat for many organisations and can have devastating effects and I hope that by taking on this position my own experiences can be of some help in tackling this growing problem.”
The WCRC board plays a key role in providing governance, direction and oversight of the progress the WCRC is making.
Businesses can join the WCRC through a range of membership packages to access guidance, tools and affordable services to help better protect themselves against the threat of cybercrime.
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