Emily attended the CSSC Gala Dinner in London as a Board Member. Photograph with Richard Barnes, Former Deputy Mayor London and Janet Williams, Former Assistant Commissioner Met Police London.
The Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) initiative, was founded in June 2011 by a team of senior security experts, with the aim of building a messaging platform, to facilitate communications between the private and public sectors, on issues surrounding security and business resilience.
The initial focus of CSSC was to help businesses prepare for business as usual in the lead up to, and during the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The initiative was formed on a partnership basis between law enforcement, government departments and nearly every industry sector that operates in the capital and beyond. Industry Sector Leads (ISLs) were identified for each industry, with a remit to participate in briefing calls and events, and disseminate appropriate messaging conveying “one single truth” to their networks.
Since launching, the CSSC has helped companies prepare for scenarios ranging from counter terrorism, cyber crime, public order events, environmental and transportation issues, to hostile reconnaissance, fraud and security alerts.
The success of the initiative led to expansion to other regions of the UK. CSSC Scotland was formed in 2013 to prepare for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and this was followed by a CSSC hub being established covering the six ‘Eastern’ counties. During 2018 and 2019 CSSC hubs have been created for all other regions throughout the UK.