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Two new regional businesses join the WMCRC to help bolster the regions cyber resilience

Updated: Sep 21, 2022

The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands is pleased to announce two more regional business have joined the centre through our Affiliation Membership package. We would like to wish a very warm welcome Sojiare and First Base Solutions Ltd.

The Affiliation Membership package provides businesses from the West Midlands region (covering the West Midlands, West Mercia, Warwickshire, and Staffordshire police force areas) with an opportunity to benefit from the features of the centre’s core membership, along with extra features personalised to each organisation, such as multiple e-newsletter features on a chosen cyber topic, and a half day cyber security awareness training session for their organisation.

Detective Superintendent Vanessa Eyles, Director of the Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands said:

“Our mission at the WMCRC is very simple, we exist to help businesses of all sizes to better protect themselves against the threats posed by cybercrime.
“This is not something we can do alone, so it is wonderful that we are able to work so closely with a range of businesses from across the region to help amplify our messaging, whilst onboarding them as members so they can receive all the fantastic benefits of being a WMCRC member.
“It is my pleasure to welcome Sojiare and First Base Solutions Ltd to the WMCRC community of members. Please do take some time to learn more about our new members below.”

Sojiare is a cyber threat intelligence platform with the aim to reduce phishing by verifying the validity of organisations, governments, institutions, emails, e-commerce, and content from different sources.

It uses AI to identify the authenticity of content sources and flags down scam-related content.

Sojiare allows users to validate the sources of different business-related content and allows brands/companies to register their platforms as legitimate entities, helping them build trust with their audience.

Sojiare works as a subordinate body of Justice Lab, the legal desk of Citizens' Gavel Foundation for Social Justice. Sojiare, are devoted to building that trust for brands, individuals, and government bodies, making communication and transactions efficient and reliable.

Nelson Olanipekun Esq, Founder/Team Lead of Gavel said:

“I am delighted to join the WMCRC as I recently began building a cyber threat intelligence platform to combat phishing in the United Kingdom. The WMCRC has provided me with a much-needed business network and resource centre to help with product development."

First Base Solutions aims to provide enterprise grade systems to the SME sector. They have operated in over 65 vertical markets and bring a wealth of innovation and implementation experience to growing businesses. With their single point IT and communications package and 5-point backup system, they guarantee their procedures and systems will allow your company to grow and sustain operability throughout your working hours.

On joining the WMCRC, Steve Bradstock, Managing Director for First Based Solutions said:

“First Base Solutions have joined with WMCRC to bring the benefits of our 28-year trading experience in IT to a wider audience. We’ve had plenty of exposure to Cyber issues and have developed our systems to allow business's to reduce their risk and facilitate data & system recovery within hours.”

Learn more about First Base Solutions via their website -


If you would like to learn how you can improve your business’s cyber security, please take a look at the free membership available with the Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands, or why not talk to us about becoming a part of our exclusive paid membership community.

With our free membership, you will receive regular tips and guidance on how to firm up your business’s cyber security. We have already produced checklists for you to follow to help you develop best practices, short and easy to follow videos that highlight how to spot the signs of a phishing attacks, and many other resources.

Sign up to receive our helpful welcome pack so that you can start protecting your business.


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