Cyber security support

Support is available from the North East Business Resilience Centre (NEBRC) to help businesses addresses cyber security risks and secure their online systems.

Join countless other business owners and freelancers who have already claimed police-approved support.

  • Would you know what to do if criminals hacked into your business’ computer system tomorrow?
  • Would your data be safe, or could your customers’ details be lost?
  • Do you have a back-up plan for if your team’s devices were held hostage by fraudsters and they couldn’t do their work?

Why is cyber security important?

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a 400% increase in cyber fraud, with small businesses, the self-employed and freelancers working from home most at risk.

If you use the internet in your organisation, you need to take precautions against:

  • Your accounts being hacked, and your confidential data being accessed
  • Viruses which can hold your computers for ransom and potentially shut down your company
  • Fraudsters stealing your bank details and money
  • Phishing attempts in which criminals try to install malicious software on your devices

What support is available?

The North East Business Resilience Centre (NEBRC) works in partnership with Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to help businesses protect and prepare against cyber crime and fraud. 

If you own a business, are self-employed or freelance within the region the NEBRC can offer you: 

  • A thorough assessment to identify any vulnerabilities in your IT systems that could leave you open to cyber attack
  • One to one support from police-approved trusted cyber security consultants
  • Access to police-approved resources, guides, and videos on improving cyber resilience
  • Free membership

How can I access support?

For further information, please visit the NEBRC website at or email the Centre directly at

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched a monthly Small Organisations Newsletter that shares bite-sized cyber-related issues you can read on your coffee break. Each month covers a different topic to equip you with advice and tools to minimise the risk of a cyber attack. Sign up to receive the newsletter.

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