Free Membership launched for SMEs based in North West England
The North West Cyber Resilience Centre (NWCRC) offers a range of membership options depending on what level of support businesses across the region need.
The first level of Membership is free and provides businesses with access to a range of resources and tools to help them identify their cyber security risks and vulnerabilities, as well as offering guidance on the steps they can take to increase their levels of protection.
Free Membership with the Cyber Resilience Centre features:
Welcome Pack includes ‘How to Identify your Cyber Risks’, the latest National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) guidance, additional information on our cyber services and further membership options.
Free Guidance - How organisations can protect themselves in cyberspace, including the ‘10 steps to cybersecurity’ and ‘The Small Business Guide’.
Newsletter – Regular, digestible updates which are relevant to organisations in the North West about cyber security.
Services Introduction - Brief on our cyber services and how these can be tailored to your needs.
Speaking about the Free Membership, the Director of North West Cyber Resilience Centre, Neil Jones, said:
"I am excited to announce that we can now offer our free membership to businesses across the North West. With businesses adjusting to working from home a lot more in the last 18 months, we have seen an increase in the number of cyber-attacks on businesses.”
"The threat is genuine and can put your business at a standstill and cause significant reputational and financial damage. We know that many small businesses can’t afford to access cybersecurity consultancy services.”
"The North West Cyber Resilience Centre has launched this free membership to support local businesses with a range of guidance whilst also delivering affordable services to help businesses mitigate their cybersecurity risks."
Over 600 local businesses have already signed up for our Free Membership
Since launching our free membership, the North West Cyber Resilience Centre has supported over 500 members who are now being supported by a dedicated police-led centre, which has been established to help protect businesses across the region from cybercrime.
Businesses in the North West can sign up for a free membership online and receive a welcome pack full of practical resources and tools that will help you identify your risks and vulnerabilities and the steps you can take to increase your levels of protection. Through your membership, you will also get regular updates on new threats designed to help you stay safer.
Remember that no business is too small or large to be of interest to cybercriminals; members of the Cyber Resilience Centre are from a wide range of industries, including; Manufacturing, Engineering, Legal, Charities, Retail, Hospitality, Construction, Education and Academia.