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We help protect organisations from online crime

The South West Cyber Resilience Centre is a police-led, not-for-profit business. We exist with the sole purpose of making South West businesses, charities, and the public sector more cyber resilient.

The average cost of a cyber security breach to an SME.

£1100

Percentage of businesses that spotted a cyber attack within the last year.

32%

Percentage of businesses that have undertaken a cyber security risk assessment.

29%

Cost of membership to The Cyber Resilience Centre for the South West.

£0

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Our policing affiliation and our not-for-profit set up makes us a unique and trustworthy proposition. We are here to help.

Who are we?

We know that many of these organisations find cyber to be confusing, complicated or expensive. We are here to help solve those problems. We educate them so that they can look after themselves better, and we can access affordable and quality specialist advice for them if they need it.

  

Our geography covers Devon and Cornwall, Avon and Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, and Gloucestershire. We are part of a national network, and funded by the Home Office and regional policing. We’ve been operating since October 2020, and were registered at Companies House in May 2021.

Here's a taster of what you can expect as a member. Join now for free to gain access to all of our latest news, media and information:

Resources

South West Cyber Resilience Centre giving advice at exhibition

The lion’s share of what we do. The guidance you need to get safer, in bite sized chunks and with support if you’re stuck. Plus, regular updates on the latest threats, helpful webinars, and a team that’s happy to answer your questions. Our Home Office funding, supported by regional policing, lets us offer you something for nothing. And if you’re running a networking group or similar, we can help with general talks about cyber security and current threats. 

Join our community of over 1600 subscribers today and you'll receive all of the following:
 

  • A starter pack of guidance compiled by national experts, setting out the simple changes that make a huge difference to your digital safety

  • A twelve week, bite-sized email programme to walk you through the essentials

  • A free consultation (if you wish) to talk you through anything you’re struggling with

  • A continuing monthly update on the latest threats, so you know what to look out for

  • Regular webinars and podcasts on essential topics – like how to check your website is secure, or how your social media can be used against you.

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Local multi academy trust client, Somerset

Mark and his team took the time to meet with us several times, at no cost to ourselves, to talk through our requirements and answer many questions about how we could increase our security. The information provided was invaluable in helping us to assess responses and appoint a provider who we trust will be strong in this area. We can’t recommend their services enough, I would encourage anyone who is not quite sure where to start to get in touch.

Current member

I joined because I work with a lot of businesses so wanted to point them in your direction, and also share important updates with businesses & my colleagues. It also keeps me aware of not clicking on links etc - reminders are very useful!

Claire Brooks, MI

I didn’t know what I didn’t know about network security. The guys I was speaking to were very clear. Shortly after the completion of the work I did receive a very comprehensive report. The main thing for me was that it was very clear… the impact on  my business of having the testing was really reassuring. It’s safe, and my customers are protected or as protected as they can be. Would I recommend? Yes, absolutely. It’s a huge reassurance to have that stamp of approval.

Our team at The Cyber Resilience Centre is composed of experienced and knowledgeable professionals dedicated to ensuring your security against cyber-attacks. 

Meet the team

Mark Moore

Director

Mark is a serving police Superintendent in the Devon and Cornwall force. After graduating from Exeter University with a languages degree, he has worked for over 25 years in policing, spanning a variety of operational roles. His CV includes periods as a detective, as leader of sizeable policing areas, and as a firearms commander, with an interest in cyber which recently led to him becoming one of the force ‘digital leaders’. He has also operated nationally as a lead consultant, helping forces across the country create sustainable operating models. Latterly, Mark chaired the board of directors of a local Multi-Academy Trust, guiding it through a period of restructure and expansion. Mark holds an MSc in police leadership and management and a postgraduate diploma in the psychology of organisation development. He is married with two children, two dogs, and a passion for Cornish beaches.

Ross Brown

Head of Cyber & Innovation

Ross is a retired Detective officer who carried out numerous roles during his service, although primarily operating within mainstream Criminal investigations. As a trainer with Dorset Police he led a team who implemented training for a new force wide Records Management System as well as devising and writing the supervisors course. During a number of career breaks he has also developed experience of running large scale engineering projects in the middle east. Ross joined the South West Cyber Resilience Centre as a Detective Inspector and head of cyber and innovation and served in that post until retirement, at which point he continued in role as a member of Police staff.

Gary Carr-Smith

Advisory Group Lead

Gary is a former Merchant Navy Deck Officer and a retired Fire Officer having served in Avon Fire & Rescue Service for over 28 years, retiring in 2015. He has been a volunteer with Avon & Somerset Constabulary since 2016 as a role player within the Initial Training section and joined the SWCRC as a volunteer in 2021 as coordinating lead for the Advisory Group.

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Membership is FREE so join today to receive your welcome pack and access to all of our cyber security advice and resources.

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