With an estimated 65,000 attempts every day to hack SMEs in the UK, cyber security has never been more critical yet 43% of all businesses do not have a cyber security plan.
Phishing, ransomware, malware, and identity theft are just a few tactics criminals use to target small to medium businesses with the average cost of a cyber attack coming in at £8460. The reality is many businesses are not financially prepared to recover from an attack and many lose customers after a data breach.
The Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre is a Police led, not for profit organisation that was set up to improve cyber resilience in the East of England. Working with local Universities, utilising students, and trusted partners, they provide affordable testing and training services with the opportunity to procure private sector cyber services where necessary.
Membership is free but the organisation faces a huge issue, nobody thinks it will happen to them and if they are concerned….. ‘Whose responsibility is it?’ Lack of understanding and general apathy on the subject is playing into the hands of the criminals and incidents are increasing exponentially.
Faced with these challenges the ECRC set out to create a series of educational videos to get their message across and are now asking as many organisations as possible to spread this important message.
Businesses are also encouraged to join the organisation to improve their cyber resilience and awareness. For more information visit www.ecrcentre.co.uk to keep updated with the latest ECRC blogs and follow @EasternCRC on Twitter and LinkedIn.