Why is cyber security important?
The Covid-19 pandemic period has seen a 400% increase in cyber fraud, with statistics reflecting that small businesses - and particularly the self-employed sole trader or micro business - have found themselves at the highest risk and without access to relevant cyber support and services.
About the programme
This programme addresses the risks of cybercrime and helps micro-businesses to secure their online systems, critical data and information, Intellectual Property, and other important business assets against the threat of cyber-attacks.
North East Business Resilience Centre (NEBRC), a non-profit organisation which exists to support businesses from cybercrime, is delivering this programme of support on behalf of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The Centre is connected to seven Police Forces in the North East region. This provides the Centre with exclusive access to the latest information on legislation, criminal trends, threats and new technology to provide the very best advice to safeguard businesses.
The NEBRC will conduct a one-to-one assessment of your business, infrastructure and needs, and help you start your journey on the ‘roadmap to successful cyber resilience’. The assessments are currently being delivered remotely. You will receive recommendations on your businesses position on the roadmap, and bespoke support including:
- Annual membership of the Centre
- Fortnightly e-newsletter detailing the latest threat updates
- Access to the latest National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) guidance which helps you assess the risk of cybercrime to your business.
- Invitations to webinars and events
- Networking opportunities
- Development of links the across law enforcement cyber network
- Access to ethical hacking Student Services such as staff awareness training, system testing and continuity planning.
- Access to the Centre’s valued Trusted Partner network, who can deliver Cyber Essentials Certification
Micro-businesses with less than ten employees or sole traders, based in Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield, or York.
How to apply
To apply to the programme, or to learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0114 212 2058.