Cyber crimes committed against businesses and individuals in the West Midlands region are sadly, but unsurprisingly on the increase. Businesses have not only had a global pandemic to cope with but with the pandemic came an opportunity for cyber criminals to strike.
Recently, Alison Hurst, Director of The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands took part in the West Midlands Regional Crime Unit’s podcast, to talk about how the CRC can help businesses across the region become more cyber resilient.
You can listen to the full podcast episode and read a transcript of it below.
As a sneak peak, check out Alison’s answer to why the WMCRC was established and who can benefit from it.
“The aim of the Resilience Centre is to protect businesses of all sizes from the threat of cybercrime. So that's through education, advice, but also through the provision of services.
The WMCRC provides businesses but particularly focuses on micro businesses and SMEs with affordable solutions to access cybersecurity. But not only that, we also raise awareness and also increased knowledge in this area. The WMCRC was set up as a not-for-profit company to harness the very best of partnership working between law enforcement, the private sector, the public sector, third sector and also the academic sector.”