What we can offer you
We’re directly funded by the Home Office and regional policing, to help South West-based businesses and charities just like yours. Cyber resilience can feel complicated, expensive, and unmanageable. It can be hard to know where to start, or how to improve. We’re here to help you, and much of what we do is absolutely free.
Our subscribers – over 1400 and counting – get what they need to be safer. Our core offer includes
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.
We don’t sell products. But we do have a rather wonderful team from regional universities, who can provide services if you need them. From checking whether your system can be hacked, to training your staff and looking at your continuity plans, the offer is designed to be uniquely affordable and highly professional. Because often, cyber expertise can be prohibitively expensive. And if you do need products, or more complex services, we can introduce you to local cyber businesses who know the basics, and more. Because a search engine isn’t always the best place to start looking.
Who are we?
We are a police-private partnership, funded by the Home Office and regional forces. We don’t need to make our money from our clients, and we don’t try to. That’s what makes us different.
We support businesses and charities throughout the policing areas of Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, and Avon and Somerset.
We’re part of a national not-for-profit network, and if you’re based elsewhere, you can find your local centre at https://nationalcrcgroup.co.uk/regional-centres/
We exist with the sole purpose of making South West businesses, charities, and the public sector more cyber resilient. Our policing affiliation and our not-for-profit set up make us a unique and trustworthy proposition.
We’re proud to include organisations like Business West, the South West Business Council, and the Federation of Small Businesses on our advisory group. And we’re extremely well networked with regional cyber groups and businesses throughout our region. We are here to help.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
We approached the Cyber Resilience Centre for the South West when we wanted to understand more about how we could increase our cyber resilience. 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 and see how the Cyber Resilience Centre for the South West can help!"
- Local multi academy trust client, Somerset