EMCRC works with Derbyshire Constabulary to deliver free cyber security guidance to local businesses
The East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre (EMCRC) is working with Derbyshire Constabulary to deliver free cyber security guidance to local businesses across Derbyshire. Part of new community outreach, this campaign, which has the full backing of the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster, will see members from the Cyber Resilience Centre, Derbyshire Constabulary’s Cyber Crime Unit and Safer Neighbourhood Officers taking to the streets and talking to local business owners.
EMCRC is a police-led initiative that utilises the skills of its business and university partners to help small and medium-sized businesses protect themselves against online threats by offering advice, guidance and the necessary services to make themselves better secure.
The campaign, which began on Tuesday, June 13, in Derby city centre, aided by the Derby City Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team, was run by Detective Inspector Colin Ellis from the EMCRC, who said: “This is a really important campaign which will, by raising awareness of online crime, help to better protect our business communities and important local services. That’s why the Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster and Derbyshire Constabulary are fully supporting us.
“Cybercrime is not just a big business problem. On a daily basis it affects far more of our small businesses, charities, schools and other organisations, but these attacks don’t get the media coverage that the big businesses get. That’s why it’s important to make our local businesses aware of the threat of cyber-crime and help them become better protected.”
For more information on the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre and to access free community membership, visit their website at www.emcrc.co.uk