Cybercrime: a Growing Problem

Cybercrime is a growing problem. Last year, cybercrime is estimated to cost the Greater Manchester economy £860million per year. With 27% of businesses who identified breaches or attacks experienced them at least once a week.   

What is Cybercrime?

Cyber attacks are potentially ruinous events for business owners, with impacts financially and on a business’s reputation. The average cost of a cybersecurity breach in the United Kingdom is £8,640 across all businesses, however, this figure becomes greater as the size of a business increases. 

The Cyber Resilience Centre provide guidance and toolkits that help businesses improve their cyber resilience and mitigate the threat posed by cybercriminals.
Anyone can find themselves the victim of Cybercrime, and you can find out what to do if you’re attacked by clicking here.   

What is the Cyber Resilience Centre for Greater Manchester?   

The Cyber Resilience Centre for Greater Manchester (CRCGM) has been set up to support and help protect businesses across the region against cybercrime. ​
They are a not-for-profit venture and work in conjunction with Manchester Digital and Greater Manchester Police – they possess the latest information on emerging cyber threats and criminal trends.   

How can they help SMEs in Rochdale?   

The first step to cyber resilience is knowledge. That’s why they produce guidance, social updates and newsletters that keep you updated on the latest cyber news, security updates, views, guidance and events relevant to the region’s business community.

●  Become a Core Member of the Cyber Resilience Centre (it’s free!)
●  Visit their website dedicated to SMEs     
○  They also have guidance for charities      
○  And the Education sector
●  Join their monthly events and webinars.   

Join their next webinar

Securing your Business: Going back to the Office, takes place Monday 10th May. This webinar will focus on reinforcing the essential steps to becoming cyber-secure when you and your staff go back to the office. Register today.

Useful Links  
●  Website  
●  Follow them on LinkedIn  
●  Follow them on Twitter @CyberCentreGM  
●  FAQ about Cyber Security  
●  Read more Cyber news and Security updates on our blog.