Cyber Security Guidance for Businesses

Education is the key to protecting your business. 

Using the skills and knowledge of our team, we are helping build the next generation of cyber specialists and further developing our cyber security awareness training for businesses of all sizes.

This includes our partnership with local universities, where cyber security students are recruited by the Cyber Resilience Centre to gain hands-on experience helping businesses with cyber security issues.  

Working together with seconded Police officers, our team have produced a range of free guidance materials to help make you more cyber resilient.

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Cyber Security Guide
For Small Businesses

When running a small business you need to understand and prioritise where you can protect your organisation —is it your identity, your privacy, your systems, your data, or is it all of these things?

When you know what want to protect, you need to understand how it might be at risk.

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Back to the Office

We've put together a handy guide with options for supporting your business - from upgrading your Cloud Security, implementing Working from Home Policies and tailored Cyber Awareness Training.


Frequently Asked Questions

The language within the cybersecurity sector can often appear confusing and inaccessible.


Here are some explanations of the more common terms and questions. 

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Fully Funded Business Resilience Program

We've launched a fully-funded program of cyber security support to help your small businesses (in Greater Manchester) stay secure from online crime through education, training and 1-2-1 support.


Supporting the Education Sector

Now more than ever, schools are relying on their online IT and ed-tech services to help with teaching and admin tasks. Your staff can play a key role in being the front line in keeping these IT services (and the information they access) secure and available.

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Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a simple and effective Government backed scheme, supported by industry experts and the Cyber Resilience Centre.  The scheme helps you put measures in place to protect your organisation, regardless of size or sector, against a range of the most common cyber-attacks.

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SME Support & Guidance

The North West Cyber Resilience Centre provides a range of services and memberships aimed at supporting SMEs based in the North West.


Guidance for Charities and Voluntary Groups

To help you recognise and mitigate potential threats, we have collated the best guidance from our partners, the NCSC and Action Fraud.

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NCSC Guidance

The National Cyber Security Centre has a range of guidance you can use to make your business more cyber resilient. 

Latest Security Updates

The contents of this website are provided for general information only and are not intended to replace specific professional advice relevant to your situation. The intention of the North West Cyber Resilience Centre (NWCRC) is to encourage cyber resilience by raising issues and disseminating information on the experiences and initiatives of others.  Articles on the website cannot by their nature be comprehensive and may not reflect most recent legislation, practice, or application to your circumstances. NWCRC provides affordable services and Trusted Partners if you need specific support. For specific questions please contact us.

NWCRC does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information or materials published on this website. NWCRC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites that link to this site or which are linked from it.