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  • Writer's pictureJared Thompson

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce partners with NWCRC to increase Cyber resilience for SMEs

Businesses have an appetite to increase their cyber awareness and grow their resilience to the latest online crimes. Today, the North West Cyber Resilience Centre (NWCRC), announces its strategic partnership with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC), the largest accredited Chamber of Commerce in the UK.

This new partnership, allows GMCC members to take advantage of our free Membership, as well as the option to take advantage of tailored paid memberships and cost-effective cyber services.


Commenting on the new partnership, Director of the North West Cyber Resilience Centre, Neil Jones said “The Cyber Resilience Centre is delighted to be working with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce to help protect our business community from online crime by providing trusted, government-backed guidance and support.

"The cybercrime threat to start-ups, micros, family businesses and SMEs has never been greater, with cybercriminals taking advantage of the pandemic to carry out damaging attacks on businesses of all sizes as they increasingly work online"

Working together, the Cyber Resilience Centre and the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce combine a wealth of skills and experience to provide easily accessible, practical, trusted support to help where it’s most needed.“


Commenting on the new partnership, Chris Fletcher, Policy, Campaigns and Communications Director of GMCC said “This partnership is another way that we can make sure businesses remain safe in an ever increasingly challenging world of cyberattacks. The Cyber Resilience Centre have a range of support and services for all-size businesses and it's vital that everyone does as much as they can to prevent an attack from happening rather than try and pick up the pieces afterwards.”

“As we move out of the worst parts of the pandemic and hopefully into a period of growth this partnership is a great way of adding in that extra element of safety and security and is one less thing for businesses to worry about.”

The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK with the best business advice, opinion, news and expertise in Greater Manchester and further afield. The Chamber boasts the largest Policy team throughout the entire Chamber network; they research and represent members' views on issues such as transport, environment, skills and the economy across all ten Greater Manchester local authority areas.


The GMCC use their influence with local and central government to lobby on behalf of its members as the voice of the Greater Manchester business community.


For further information regarding the support that the North West Cyber Resilience Centre can offer your business, sign up for Free Membership today or if you have any questions, you can contact us here.

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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.

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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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