May 10th 2016
Today, Get Safe Online has announced that City of London Police’s Commander Chris Greany, the Police National Coordinator for Economic Crime, will be joining as its new Chairman.
Commander Chris Greany joined the City of London Police from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in September 2015. He is also the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) lead for Identity Crime, Cyber Protect and Counterfeit Currency. With 30 years of policing experience, Commander Greany has spent much of his career working across counter terrorism, protective security and intelligence. Commander Greany – seen here with Get Safe Online CEO Tony Neate and 'Gelly' supporting this year's social engineering awareness campaign – will be undertaking this role on top of his work at the City of London Police.
City of London Police’s Commander Chris Greany National Coordinator for Economic Crime said: “It’s a real privilege to be chosen as Chair of Get Safe Online’s Steering Group to support its ongoing mission to provide practical advice on how people can protect themselves against online crime. As fraudsters become increasingly sophisticated and online crime continues to grow, it’s vital that we all work together to try and prevent it.”
Tony Neate, CEO, Get Safe Online comments: “We are thrilled to welcome Commander Chris Greany as Get Safe Online’s new Chairman. From the MPS to the National Police Coordination Centre, his knowledge and passion for security and protection is invaluable and will support and encourage the work we are doing to help raise awareness of online crime.
“This is an issue that threatens individuals, businesses and our society as a whole and we all need to be taking collective responsibility in fighting it. By providing people with the right information and guidance, our aim is to empower the British public to protect themselves from cybercrimals, and with Chris on board, we hope we can spread this message even further.”
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our previous Chairman, Andy Archibald, for his service and ongoing support of Get Safe Online.”