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  • Writer's pictureJared Thompson

Businesses urged to sign up for free membership as 31% of businesses suffer cyber-attacks every week

  • The new Cyber Security Breaches Survey for 2022, released in March, shows cyber attacks are becoming more frequent

  • Two in five businesses use a managed IT provider, but only 13% review the security risks posed by their supply chain

The Cyber Resilience Centre wants to encourage businesses and charities to strengthen their cyber security practices by signing up for our free membership, as new figures show the frequency of cyberattacks is on the rise.


Almost one in three businesses (31%) and a quarter (26%) of charities said they now experience breaches or attacks at least once weekly.


Sign up for free Membership with the North West Cyber Resilience Centre


We want to ensure your business is supported with free and affordable support and resources with our membership. This membership is available to; freelancers, self-employed, anyone running their own business, particularly small business owners. Small businesses are important in the supply chain of larger businesses, so improved cyber resilience is needed. Sign up today!


The frequency of cyberattacks is on the rise


The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2022 report from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) revealed the frequency of cyber attacks is rising. 30% of charities and 39% of businesses reported cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months.


The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has recently issued a note declaring it is not aware of any current specific cyber threats to UK organisations in relation to events around Ukraine but is encouraging organisations to follow simple steps in its guidance to reduce the risk of falling victim to an attack.


Small businesses should sign up for our free membership and download our Cyber Security Guide for Small Businesses to start their journey and stay protected against the most common cyber threats, such as phishing attacks. Larger organisations can use our affordable cyber security services; from security awareness training to digital footprint investigations and vulnerability assessments, our services will help boost your cybersecurity strategy.

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Cyber Security and Charities


The Cyber Security Breaches Survey showed almost a third of charities (32%) used at least one managed service provider but only 19% of charities have had training or awareness-raising sessions on cyber security in the last 12 months.


Charities aren’t forgotten about at NWCRC, we want you to take advantage of our free membership which includes newsletters and emails with regular, digestible security updates.


The Cyber Resilience Centre is committed to supporting North West businesses and charities from cyber threats, which is why alongside our seconded Police officers, we’ve produced a range of free guidance materials to help make you more cyber resilient as part of our free membership.



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How can we support your business?

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Raise your staff's awareness of phishing emails and guard your business against the growing trend of social-engineering threats.

 

Training your employees on what a phishing attack looks like makes them more likely to identify and report scams.

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Our training package is designed and delivered by cyber experts giving you access to the most up-to-date information in an ever-changing cyber landscape.

You can purchase single-place training spots or a cyber security workshop.

Community Members

Our premium membership package is aimed at medium-sized businesses and includes bespoke security awareness training sessions.

 

This allows your business to train several cyber security champions and an assessment of your cyber risk. 

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