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AppointmentsDetective Chief Inspector Chris Maddocks adds his experience to the Cyber Resilience...

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Maddocks adds his experience to the Cyber Resilience Centre as the new North West Regional Organised Crime Unit’s Head of Economic & Cyber Crime.

The North West Cyber Resilience Centre (NWCRC) is delighted to welcome Detective Chief Inspector Chris Maddocks who recently began the role of Head of Economic and Cyber Crime.

Chris brings a wealth of policing experience with him from both Greater Manchester and Cheshire Police, having worked across a diverse range of investigative roles including Child Sexual Exploitation and Serious Crime within Central Manchester, and developed his interest in cyber investigations when he set up the Cheshire Police cybercrime team.

Chris has responsibility for the North West Cyber Resilience Centre, previously known as the Cyber Resilience Centre for Greater Manchester. In line with the centre moving over to the Regional Organised Crime Unit, working alongside North West local Police forces, the National Crime Agency and National Cyber Security Centre, Chris will work to develop cyber resilience across the North West.

Chris says “My passion for Cyber Crime came from setting up the Cheshire Police cybercrime team. I saw first-hand businesses that had suffered cyber attacks and the damage they caused. I remember one business owner asked me what they could do next and I couldn’t help them any further. The Cyber Resilience Centre is the help that they would have needed.”

“I am proud to be from the region, I studied in the region and my family and I still live in the region. The North West is a great place to be and I want to make it the safest place for business in the country. I’d appeal to each business to think about how they would respond to a cyber attack and how it would affect them if they lost their data and if you’re still concerned then we should have a conversation.”

“I will be working with individual Police Forces, partners and my teams in the NWROCU to complement the work of the Cyber Resilience Centre and deliver a service that builds resilience in the North West business community. I am confident that the centre will go from strength to strength given the support shown by the North West so far.”

The North West Cyber Resilience Centre is part of the wider UK Cyber Resilience Centre network, first established in the North West in 2019. Each centre’s support and services are focused on helping SMEs and creating a national talent pipeline.

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