Cyber security event for Sussex SMEs

Cyber security event for Sussex SMEs


The South East Regional Crime Unit (SEROCU) invites regional small and medium enterprises (SME) to the Cyber-security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP) due to be launched on Thursday January 29th.

Following the launch of a similar node in the East Midlands in 2014, SEROCU alongside National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK) are creating a South East based regional information sharing node sitting on the national CiSP platform.

SME’s from Sussex are being invited to attend the free event taking place in Berkshire.

Craig Jones, Head of the Cyber Crime Unit in SEROCU, said: “The CiSP initiative is primarily for the ‘network defenders’ and ICT managers of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), but is applicable to any company that has a networked computer system.

The benefits of joining the CiSP are to provide companies and businesses with:

·        Opportunity to engage with industry and government counterparts in a secure environment;
·        Obtain early warning of cyber threats;
·        Seek advice from other CiSP members;
·        Participate in building pooled knowledge;
·        Learn from experiences, mistakes and successes of other users without fear of exposing organisation      sensitivities.

“There is no cost to attendees or in joining the CiSP. The day will be facilitated by the Cyber Crime Unit of the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) and CERT-UK, who will provide comprehensive detail of the initiative and demonstrate the tangible benefits for SMEs.”

The aim of the day will be to:

·        Update on the current cyber threat
·        Raise awareness of the CiSP – understand the importance of information sharing
·        Brief and demo the new South East information sharing node

For further information on how to book your place, please visit the SEROCU website. If you represent a SME and would like to attend the event which will take place in the Berkshire area between 8.30am and 3.30pm please contact via email at

The regional concept is modelled on the national CiSP.  Launched in March 2013, CiSP is a joint, collaborative initiative between industry and government to share cyber threat and vulnerability information in order to increase overall situational awareness of the cyber threat, and therefore reduce the impact upon business.  The national CiSP is now part of the UK Computer Emergency Response Team, CERT-UK.  Launched in March 2014, CERT-UK works closely with industry, government and academia to enhance UK cyber resilience.

Further information regarding the CiSP can be found at