The South West Cyber Resilience Centre (SWCRC) is an innovative partnership between police, private sector and academia to help regional businesses and charities protect themselves against cybercrime.
Businesses in the South West can sign up for a free Core Membership online and receive a welcome pack full of practical resources and tools to help them identify their risks and vulnerabilities and the steps they can take to increase their levels of protection. They’ll also get regular updates on new threats, so that they can stay safer. If they want, they can also access inexpensive and bespoke advice, via the links which the centre is forging with top academic talent, and with nationally-recognised cyber companies located in the region.
Mark Moore SWCRC Director
Mark Moore, Director of the SWCRC who is also a Superintendent with the Devon and Cornwall said: “We know that any system is only as strong as its weakest link, and that is why we want to help improve protection for networks and supply chains across the region. Being a not-for-profit organisation with clear policing links, you ought to be able to trust us.
Businesses of all sizes across the region are facing an increase in cyber-attacks. It’s essential that micro businesses, SMEs and larger organisations take practical, proactive steps to better protect their businesses from a costly attack.
The SWCRC is part of a network of centres across the country, designed to provide businesses with free guidance and affordable cyber services.
Mark added: “We can add value without adding cost, and where you need detailed or bespoke advice, we can help you to access it inexpensively and from sources that you know you can trust.
“Cyber security often feels technical and complicated, so it gets left as something which only happens to other people. The reality is, almost 50% of businesses have reported attacks or breaches in the last 12 months, so if we can provide you with help and guidance for free, becoming a member feels like a bit of a no-brainer to me.”
Sign up for a free core memberships at www.swcrc.co.uk/membership