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Sellafield signs up to cyber security council


Sellafield has joined the North West Cyber Resilience Centre Guidance Council (NWCRC).

The facility deals with the country’s highest nuclear risks and hazards and its Chief Information Security Officer, Richard Meal, will now become part of the board, to help businesses protect themselves  against cyber crime.

“I am delighted to support the NWCRC and hope that my experiences within nuclear, other industries and defence will be a valuable contribution,” he explained

The NWCRC Guidance Council is led by Andrew Snowden, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire. Existing Guidance Council members include leaders from Siemens, Irwin Mitchell, Northrop Grumman, Manchester Digital and Salesforce.

“As the threat of cybercrime for businesses grows, we are bringing businesses and experts together with the police and other public sector bodies to work together and share knowledge,” said Detective Inspector Dan Giannasi, Head of Cyber and Innovation at the NWCRC.

“Richard’s experience and expertise of working at Sellafield will be hugely valuable to our Guidance Council and our members.”

The NWCRC was set up in Greater Manchester in 2019 as a pilot scheme to support businesses in the region with the growing threat of cybercrime and cyber fraud.

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