The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands (WMCRC) was established to offer cyber security guidance and cyber resilience services to businesses of all sizes across the West Midlands region. A priority of the WMCRC is to provide guidance and affordable support to sole traders, microbusinesses (under 10 employees) and small businesses.
With 43% of all cyber attacks targeted at small businesses, the threat to businesses from cybercrime is real and growing.
As a small or micro business, improving your cyber resilience is invaluable, both from the point of view of protecting your own business but also to protect the organisations you may supply as part of their supply chain.
It was recently reported by global Cyber Education company Cybint, that 95% of cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error. A breach caused by human error often comes in the form of Phishing, this is where sensitive information or data is stolen through fraudulent activity.
Phishing most often occurs in the form of an email, where a cybercriminal impersonates a real organisation. This email will often ask you to give personal information or to click on a link which unbeknown to you, could let the criminals onto your business's IT systems.
Businesses in the West Midlands can sign up for a free Core 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.
We recently asked one of our current Core Members for feedback on how they have found being a part of the Core Membership. They said: “I am a freelance website design, social media, and IT professional, so I rely on digital technology to run my business.
“Core membership at the West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre is a fantastic way to receive up-to-date news on local cyber threats, and tips and guidance on how I can increase my business's cyber resilience.
“The webinars shared in the newsletter have been particularly helpful and interesting. I have been able to hear from businesses of all sizes and understand how cyber threats and attacks have affected other sectors and industries."
Ready to join us or looking for more information? Visit www.WMCRC.co.uk/membership.