South East Cyber Resilience Centre welcomes 1,000th member

The Cyber Resilience Centre for the South East has reached a new milestone, having signed up its 1,000th business member.

Part of a network of nine Police-led centres across the whole of England and Wales, the SECRC is actively helping businesses there to protect themselves against the rising threat of cyber attack.

Detective Superintendent Andy Richardson, director of The Cyber Resilience Centre for the South East, said: “With a growing business population, the South East has seen a 15.2% increase in new business registrations in the last 12 months so raising awareness of the need for cyber resilience amongst this community has never been more critical for the SECRC.

“The centre is fast approaching its second birthday, so I am thrilled to be celebrating that and this membership milestone within a few weeks of each other. I am proud of the work that we continue to do to support local businesses and I would urge any businesses within the region that has not yet become a member, to join today for free so that we can help you to start protecting your business.”

National Cybercrime Programme Lead Detective Chief Superintendent Andrew Gould added: “This is a fantastic achievement for the SECRC, and I would like to congratulate the team for all their hard work. The membership numbers across the police-led National Network of Cyber Resilience Centres are growing daily, which means more businesses in the South East and across England and Wales will undoubtedly have improved their cyber resilience as a result of joining one of the regional CRCs.

“The National Cybercrime Programme launched the centres to bring policing, academia and businesses together to help protect small businesses from the growing threat of cyber crime. Seeing milestones like this being reached by the CRCs shows that the programme is working and that small businesses are recognising that they are a target for cyber criminals no matter how small they are or what sector they operate in and they need to take steps to protect themselves.”

The Cyber Resilience Centre for the South East works with businesses, small or large to help reduce cyber-related risks and vulnerabilities and enabling companies to follow cyber best practices.

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