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Lloyds executive joins North East Cybercrime centre


The Group Director of Fraud and Financial Crime at Lloyds Banking Group has been named as the new chair of the North East Business Resilience Centre.

The centre was launched at the end of last year, and Brian Dilley will be bringing more than 20 years’ experience in fraud and financial crime to the role.

“Cybercrime is a growing concern for businesses across the world which threatens to compromise the stability and security of information systems,” he explained.

“The aim of the NEBRC is to provide advice and support on future-proofing and security standards to businesses, helping to deepen their understanding and resilience.

“Our unique connection to local universities and the seven regional police forces gives us exclusive access to the latest information on legislation, criminal trends, threats and new technology – allowing us to provide the very best advice to help safeguard staff, customers and businesses, delivered by an expert team and innovative ‘ethical hacker’ students.

“The network model of centres across the UK enables us to support each other by sharing information, and my colleague Maggie Titmuss – Director of Intelligence and Incident Response at Lloyds Banking Group – has been instrumental in shaping the future direction of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre with fellow Board members. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve as a team across the centres in the fight against cybercrime.”

The NEBRC is a partnership between the police, private sector and academics, led by Supt. Rebecca Chapman, who added:

“We are delighted to announce Brian as Chair of the NEBRC, bringing with him a wealth of understanding, expertise and leadership that is second to none within the sector. 

“Highly organised online crime costs UK businesses a staggering £27bn a year. The NEBRC has been established to provide a pro-active, preventive approach to help tackle this issue, guided by experts from across cyber security, academic research and leading businesses, along with some of the region’s seven police forces. The Board, led by Brian, will provide the understanding, support and solutions that businesses require.”

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