About Us

The Cyber Resilience Centre for London is part of a network of 9 Regional Centres across the country whose role is to support small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and third sector organisations reduce their vulnerability to cyber-crime. The CRC for London is a police-led, not-for-profit organisation working in partnership with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, The City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police. We offer a range of services to London’s small business community to help demystify the cyber security landscape and provide access to national intelligence data, free guidance and affordable help to protect your business online.

Our History

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime was quick to recognize the vulnerability of London’s small business community to the most common types of cyber-crime and set up the London Digital Security Centre (LDSC) in 2015 to help SMEs improve their cyber security posture. As a not-for-profit organisation, LDSC reached thousands of businesses across the capital and won awards for its Community Outreach programme. In 2018, LDSC became the Police Digital Security Centre (PDSC) under the umbrella of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI) and increased its engagement across London working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police. In 2021, PCPIs Board identified an opportunity to align PDSCs work with the new network of Cyber Resilience Centres and a programme to transition the PDSC into the Cyber Resilience Centre for London was born.

Meet the Team:

Simon Newman, CEO

Simon was previously responsible for the Police Digital Security Centre and has held a number of senior management positions across Government, including the Home Office. Prior to joining PDSC, Simon worked as a Strategic Advisor to the Ministry of Interior in the United Arab Emirates. Simon’s role is to grow the Centre and build strategic stakeholders across London.

Hannah Khoo, Customer Relationship Manager

Hannah’s primary role is to engage with our members to help them improve their digital security posture, as well as assisting with the ‘In The Community’ programme and Digital Security Clinics. Hannah has recently graduated from University, completing a BSc Honours degree in Computer Security and Forensics and is now looking to help people become more secure in this digital age.

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The intention of The Cyber Resilience Centre for London is to encourage cyber resilience by raising issues and disseminating information on the experiences and initiatives of others.
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