Norfolk and Suffolk Cyber Security Cluster

Launching - Q1 2019



The Norfolk and Suffolk Cyber Security Cluster ( has been formed (under the umbrella of the UK Cyber Security Forum) by two founder members – David Higgins (4ITSec) & Darren Chapman (Cyberscale).


The main purpose is to transform the SME businesses in the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk by enabling them to, not only understand the current cyber risks but, enable them to implement business changes to reduce those cyber risks.

Consequently making this region successful and secure  allowing businesses to flourish in a secure manner and entice inward investment to the region.



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Institute of Directors (Eastern Region)

“Cyber Security is a top concern for our members who represent leading businesses across the East of England. We support the Norfolk & Suffolk Cyber Security Cluster initiative and hope that our members can participate in the activities of the cluster in Norfolk and beyond.”

Regional Director - IoD East of England

Norfolk & Suffolk Constabularies

“We are seeing a significant increase in cyber dependent crimes in the region. From “Ransomware”, “Insider Threats” to “Distributed Denial of Service Attacks” and “Formjacking”, attackers are determined to steal from, or cause damage to, our local community.

The free educational events and networking opportunities provided by the cluster will give attendees access to a wealth of expertise from a broad spectrum of subject matter experts who will be able to help them to improve their defence against the ever evolving threat of cyber crime.”

Will Hewlett-Case, Cyber Security Advisor, Norfolk & Suffolk Constabularies

Norfolk Chambers of Commerce

“A recent Chamber survey highlighted that 19% of Norfolk businesses have experienced a cyber-attack. These attacks risk companies’ finances, confidence and reputation, with victims reporting not only monetary losses, but costs from disruption to their business and productivity.

“The necessity of strong cybersecurity measures is self-evident and businesses need to respond to this increased threat by adopting strict cybersecurity measures to ensure their continued economic growth.

“Therefore, Norfolk Chambers of Commerce are happy to support the Norfolk & Suffolk Cyber Security Cluster in their aims to help raise business awareness of cyber security.”

Head of Policy, Governance & Public Affairs, Norfolk Chambers of Commerce

John Innes Research Park

“Cyber Security is something we all hear much about, however I suspect that many of us still think it is about others, and somehow we are immune or well enough looked after by those . A sad effect of our new digital age is that Cyber risks are increasing and we are all vulnerable, this is most definitely something we cannot afford to assume someone else is worrying about for us. Norfolk & Suffolk Cyber Security Cluster give us an opportunity to seek help and get the advice we need and to help make sure that this region enjoys the great success it deserves without the terrible impact of cyber crime.”

CEO, John Innes Research Partners

New Anglia Growth Hub

One in five businesses have fallen victim to cyber-attacks in the past year, according to a recent British Chambers of Commerce survey. These attacks threaten the growth of our local economy and our personal well-being.

The New Anglia Growth Hub supports the Norfolk & Suffolk Cyber Security Cluster in its aim to help businesses bolster their cyber security and prevent criminal activity.

Growth Hub Manager