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South East Cyber Resilience Centre recruits first Advisory Group Member

Updated: Nov 5, 2021

We are delighted to announce the first member of the SECRC Advisory Group, the group will provide the SECRC with guidance, advice and influence the direction of the Centre.

Welcome Rob May, Managing Director at ramsac.

Rob May, Managing Director, ramsac.

Rob May is renowned in business as a Cybersecurity figurehead. He has been the Managing Director of ramsac limited who are an `IT and managed support provider, for nearly 30 years. He is the former Chairman of the Institute of Directors in Surrey. He is an international Cybersecurity Keynote Speaker and his TED Talk ‘The Human Firewall’ spawned two books. Rob is the UK Ambassador for Cybersecurity for the Institute of Directors (IoD).

Rob has the Freedom of the City of London, is a Liveryman in The Worshipful Company of World Traders and was named as the first honorary lifetime member of the Cloud Industry Forum for his contributions to the sector.

Rob is passionate about helping people better understand Cybersecurity and he has won a number of speaker awards for having successfully done this, making the complex straightforward using real-life examples, clear easy to understand explanations and humour.

On joining the Advisory group, Rob said: “When I first heard about the Cyber Resilience Centre, I knew I wanted to be involved. In my job, I’ve witnessed far too many people and organisations significantly impacted by the damages inflicted by Cybercrime.

"As well as being the MD of ramsac I spend a lot of time as an industry spokesperson giving talks and training people on Cybersecurity and it amazes me that there is such a lack of knowledge and understanding across all sectors.

“I love the approach of the SECRC linking law enforcement, the great team of police cyber specialists with both business and education specialists and thought leaders, combing the very best of experience, ideas, influence and reach to create a model of excellence and innovation. I’m delighted to be a part of the team and to be working with other specialists whom I’ve known and respected for many years.”

The SECRC is an innovative not for profit partnership between policing, academia, and private industry, committed to helping protect businesses in the South East region from cybercrime.

The SECRC 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 SECRC 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.

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