Blog - November 8, 2021
North West Cyber Resilience Centre
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At RiskBox, we’ve seen a dramatic rise in Cyber incidents creating serious disruption to Businesses and we’re always looking at ways to help Businesses can protect themselves. 

We’re pleased to see the North West Cyber Resilience Centre (NWCRC), has launched an initiative to help start-ups and small businesses stay secure against online crime for businesses based in Greater Manchester.

Their new fully-funded business program gives businesses access to free support to reduce their risk. The Business Resilience programme is open to all Greater Manchester-based small businesses, a deep understanding of cyber security, online or digital technology is not needed. 

The pandemic has seen a 400% increase in reports of cyber fraud with small businesses finding themselves at the greatest risk and without access to relevant, affordable and trusted support. 

This program will focus on providing businesses with a better understanding of how to protect their businesses against online crime at a time when suffering an attack could mean the difference between their business staying open and closing down. 

The program offers businesses several cyber security policy & procedure templates, alongside a security awareness training session for their staff. 

This program has been funded by the Asset Recovery Incentive Scheme, supported by Greater Manchester Police. 

Managing Director of the NWCRC, Neil Jones, said: “Many small businesses in Greater Manchester have faced so much change during the pandemic, with so many of us having to adapt to work remotely and become reliant on new and different IT systems. 

“Small businesses find themselves at the greatest risk of cyber enable fraud and don’t have access to relevant, affordable and trusted support. We hope that this program will support the small businesses in Greater Manchester who need it the most.” 

Businesses can register to join this program by submitting their details here.

More details on the program can be found here


About the North West Cyber Resilience Centre:

The NWCRC is a not-for-profit venture with a mission to work with businesses across all sectors to grow and strengthen their resilience to online crime. They work with academia, private sector, public sector and leading cyber organisations to offer the very best training, guidance and services to local businesses. 

For more information about the North West Cyber Resilience Centre contact:

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