Yorkshire and Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit Recognised by The National Cyber Awards 2020

The Yorkshire and Humber Cyber Crime unit has won three awards at the prestigious National Cyber Awards 2020!

The impressive haul comprises the Cyber Student of the Year, the NPCC Cyber Award and the Cyber Policing Individual of the Year.

Announced as Cyber Student of the Year 2020, regional Cyber Protect intern Lili Curtis has been a fantastic addition to the team and this is a great achievement for her.  

Launched just over three years ago, the Cyber Crime Unit’s Intern Programme welcomed Lili to the team in 2018. The programme provides the opportunity for students in their second year at university to undertake a paid placement within the cybercrime unit.

Lili has seized this fantastic opportunity displaying dedication, skills, passion and drive to help the communities around the region. Lili is an inspiration to all those considering a career in cyber security.

The Intern Programme continues to build strong relationships between the academic, public and private sectors and has directly led to employment offers for previous Interns.

The second accolade for the team was the NPCC Cyber Award for their continual innovation, collaborations and projects aimed at keeping communities safer. This includes the National Matrix Challenge that welcomed over 65,000 11-17yr old participants earlier this year.

In the third of the awards received, Regional Cyber Protect and Prevent Lead DS Shelton Newsham won the Cyber Policing Individual of the year 2020 award.

For the second year running, the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Cyber Crime unit are leading the way nationally. This is fantastic for the region and our communities.

Applications for the Regional Cyber Crime Unit’s Intern programme will open later this year.

For the full list of 2020 winners please see - https://thenationalcyberawards.org/