Business bosses asked to play a part in helping crack down on cyber criminals

Businesses are being asked to play their part in the future of fighting cyber criminals by working with a team tasked with leading the crackdown.

Friday, 31st July 2020, 4:18 pm

Small and medium-sized enterprises are being asked to join in a survey which will help the North East Business Resilience Centre (NEBRC) better understand how they deal with the security risk and how they can help them enhance protective measures.

The survey, which takes around 10 minutes to complete, has been launched by the organisations head of cyber security and innovation, Martin Wilson, in partnership with the University of Sunderland.

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Businesses across the North East have been asked to give their views on cyber security as the North East Business Resilience Centre (NEBRC) carries out research with the help of the University of Sunderland.

The team will be collecting survey responses until midnight on Sunday, August 9.

The NEBRC, is a non-profit organisation which supports and helps protect North East England businesses from cyber crimes, says the survey will give businesses the chance to give their views on the barriers which prevent them from taking such measures.

Martin said: “SMEs find themselves having to be experts in everything from HR, legal, accountancy and now cyber security.

"I passionately want to help them navigate the choppy waters of cyber security, and provide them with affordable, realistic measures which they can achieve, yet will give them huge strides forward in terms of their cyber security.

"This survey will help us better understand how to do this, and really appreciate the world from the viewpoint of a small business.”

The NEBRC brings together the region’s police forces, universities and businesses, with more information available here: https://www.nebrcentre.co.uk/.

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