This week, The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands has signed up its 200th member, which means that over 200 businesses in the West Midlands region are now being supported by a dedicated policing-led centre, which has been established to help protect businesses across the region from cyber crime.
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, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Herefordshire. A priority of the WMCRC is to provide guidance and affordable support to sole traders, microbusinesses (under 10 employees) and small businesses.
Businesses in the West Midlands region 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.
Those currently signed up as members of the WMCRC are from a wide range of industry’s including, Leisure and Travel, retail and Hospitality, Construction and Architecture, Manufacturing and Engineering, Financial and Legal, Charity/Not for Profit and Education and Academia.
The businesses currently supported range from micro businesses through to large organisations, as no business is too small or large to be of interest to cyber criminals.
In the last 12 months, four in ten businesses (39%) and a quarter of charities (26%) have reported cyber security breaches or attacks, so there has never been a better time to improve your businesses cyber resilience.
The WMCRC is currently offering 10% off the cost of one of their student services or paid for membership, if you sign up to free Core Membership today.
Please quote MEM10 on the sign-up form when asked so that centre can apply the discount to your purchase.
Sign up on our website http://www.wmcrc.co.uk/membership.