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  • Writer's pictureJared Thompson

An Introduction to the Cyber Resilience Centre Business Resilience Program

Calling all SMEs in the Greater Manchester area! Do you want to learn more about cyber security and how you can help keep your business secure online?

If you know, you need to increase your cyber security knowledge but don’t know where to begin - this program is for you!

Train your staff remotely

Our fully-funded Business Resilience Program for businesses based in Greater Manchester allows you to enrol two staff members on a Security Awareness Training session - aimed at those with little or no cyber security or technical knowledge and delivered over 90 minutes. You’ll also have access to a Senior Cyber Security Consultant through a 1-2-1 consultation, so we can review your business needs, discuss cyber security for a hybrid workforce and signpost you to the latest help and support.

The Business Resilience Program has been created in collaboration with Police and ISO accredited Risk Managers to improve a business’s cyber resilience through assessment, testing, training and education - signposting to free or affordable police and government-backed guidance and tools where required.

This unique, fully funded opportunity is available to Greater Manchester-based small businesses – particularly the self-employed sole trader or micro-businesses who don’t have the resources to engage in expensive cyber security services. The program includes a 12-month Business Starter Membership, giving you access to additional support and security resources you can download and share with your team.

The pandemic has seen a 400% increase in reports of cyber fraud and small businesses are at increased risk - without access to relevant, affordable and trusted support.

This program aims to support businesses by:

  • Mitigating the threat that cybercrime poses and supporting our business community to recover from the impact of Covid-19.

  • Protecting your business against online crime at a time when suffering an attack could mean the difference between a business staying open and closing.

  • Training staff remotely to be aware of the latest phishing email threats, business impersonation fraud attacks, ransomware and the importance of strong passwords and two-factor authentication (2FA).

  • Supporting businesses who have adopted a more flexible workforce, often working from home. Where businesses have become reliant on new IT systems and an increased threat landscape.

  • Answer any business questions about your security controls, policies and network controls.

Frequently Asked Questions about this program:

Is this support program available to businesses based outside of Greater Manchester?

This support programme is only open to businesses based in Greater Manchester due to the funding being sourced from the Greater Manchester Police via the Asset Recovery Incentive Scheme.

Do you take any payment details when enrolling a company on this program?

No payment details are taken when enrolling businesses on this support program; places on this program have been fully funded.

How long does the Business Starter Membership last? (given as part of this program)

Your Business Starter Membership lasts 12 months and can be cancelled anytime. You are not auto-enrolled to pay for this membership at the end of the 12 months.

Register your interest in this program by submitting your details today.


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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