Cyber Resilience


David Carroll XQ Cyber, CEO
Alastair Irons Sunderland University, Academic Dean
Graham Jordan North Eastern ICT Partnership, Partnersh…

Overall purpose
of the group

To catalyse regional cyber resilience initiatives that will

  1. Create cyber resilience across the regional economy
  2. Create highly-skilled jobs within the cyber security industry
  3. Enable wider economic growth within the region’s digital economy

Key aims and

  • To make the NE a safe place to do business;
  • To encourage private sector investment;
  • To facilitate innovation across Government, business and academia;
  • To encourage start-ups from the region’s universities and colleges;


  • Creation of a regional cyber security strategy (ongoing) [in consultation with DCMS)
  • Creation of an Innovation Super Network across Government, business & academia (ongoing) [in partnership with NELEP]
  • 6 Cyber Essentials training days in H116 (Feb 16-April 16) [in partnership with NERCCU and supported by Universities of Sunderland, Newcastle and Teesside]

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