A new partnership between the police, the private sector and academics has been launched across the South East to aid businesses in protecting themselves from cybercrime.
The South East Cyber Resilience Centre (SECRC), is part of a network of centres being established across the country to provide businesses and organisations, with an affordable way to access cyber security services and consultancy to help protect themselves from attack.
The SECRC offers a range a membership options depending on what level of support businesses in Thames Valley need. The Core Membership is free and provides businesses with 50 or fewer employees, access to a range of resources and tools to help them identify their risks and vulnerabilities, as well as providing guidance on the steps they can take to increase their levels of protection.
The centre is headed up by Director, Justin Torgout, who is also a Detective Superintendent with the South East Organised Crime Unit.
The South East CRC is the fifth region to go live as part of a £2 million national programme to develop a network of Cyber Resilience Centres across the country.
Moving forwards the centre will generate income through the supply of a broad mix of products and services. The CRC is a not for profit organisation which means all revenue generated will be invested back into helping to keep businesses safe.