Creating a Cyber Resilient Greater Manchester against the Coronavirus Online Crime Surge

24th April 2020, 6:57 pm

Action Fraud (1) reported a 400% increase in COVID-19 related crimes and scams in March alone. As many businesses have fewer staff members checking online systems and more staff working remotely, more vulnerabilities are present for cyber criminals to exploit during this chaotic time.


Cybercrime is already estimated to cost the Greater Manchester economy a whopping £860 million a year. Many businesses struggle financially to cope with the aftermath of breeches and attacks (2).


The Cyber Resilience Centre for Greater Manchester is offering a three month membership for local businesses of up to 100 employees to improve their cyber resilience during the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes tailored advice, regular cyber news updates and useful tools.


Detective Superintendent Neil Jones from Greater Manchester Police says ‘’During this time of crisis, businesses of all sizes are falling victim to online crime. The Cyber Resilience Centre’s offer of support will help many become more resilient.’’


To register for membership, simply contact them via [email protected]


About Cyber Resilience Centre for Greater Manchester


The Cyber Resilience Centre for Greater Manchester is a not-for-profit venture between Greater Manchester Police and Manchester Digital with a mission to make the region’s business community cyber resilient.


Tagline: Greater Manchester. Greater Cyber Resilience.


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Steph Lynch-Ozanar – [email protected] / 07756344263



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