26 Aug 2022

How can the WMCRC's free membership protect your business from cyber attacks

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How can the WMCRC's free membership protect your business from cyber attacks
Cybercrime is a growing problem; in the region, we have seen recent cyber-attacks hit businesses of all sizes and sectors.

Cybercrime is a growing problem; in the region, we have seen recent cyber-attacks hit businesses of all sizes and sectors. Some of the recent attacks have included:

  • A cyber-attack on a Mercedes dealership which has sites in Erdington and Solihull

  • A cyber-attack on Worcestershire Councils Special Educational Needs Department (SEND)

  • A security incident at a Walsall construction firm confirmed as a cyber attack

Cyber attacks are potentially ruinous events for business owners. The average cost of a cyber security breach in the United Kingdom is £1,010 across all businesses, however, this figure becomes greater as the size of a business increases. The cost of a cyber attack is not only financial, with the average time large businesses spend on managing the impact amounting to 3.4 days, according to statista.com.

So, what is the FREE membership offer at The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands?

Here at the WMCRC, we offer various membership packages that have been designed to suit businesses of all sizes, from one-man bands to those with 10,000+ employees. The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands was set up to support and help secure businesses across the region against cybercrime. ​

Our membership packages will provide your business with a range of resources and tools to help you identify your cyber security risks and vulnerabilities, as well as offer guidance on the steps that you can take to increase your levels of protection.

The first level of membership is free of charge, hassle-free and, doesn’t commit you to anything that you’ll later be charged for. There are options to upgrade your membership utilise our cyber services, but these upgrades are not compulsory – the crux of the offer is free.

Become a member today to receive free guidance and support on how to prevent cyber-attacks but without the jargon. Find out more about us and the team at www.wmcrc.co.uk.

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