Technology and the internet are now crucial to most businesses’ day-to-day processes. Remote working is now an accepted and embedded business practice, and therefore the emphasis on the importance of cyber security is critical for business continuity.
Cyber security is the process of protecting and recovering our digital systems and data from potential cyber-attacks. Businesses, particularly small to medium size businesses, must be ever-vigilant and proactive regarding their online safety. The harm and loss caused by a cyber-attack can be devastating. The consequences of suffering a data breach can be many, including economic and reputational damage, loss of customer confidence and loss of personal and sensitive data.
Colmore BID is an Advisory Group member of the police-led Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands, which supports and helps protect SMEs, supply chain businesses and third sector organisations against the threats and risks of cyber-crime.
Five Myths about Cybercrime
Commonly held myths about cybercrime that could put you in danger of a data breach.
Securing your Social Media Channels
Tips on how to secure your social media accounts against cyber criminals.
Keeping Devices and Apps Updated
Learn why keeping your apps and devices updated is key to reducing the risk of cybercrime.
Emerging Fraud Threats to Look Out For
Find out which scams are on the rise and how you can protect yourself against them.
Supporting Victims of Domestic Cybercrime
Guidance for practitioners on how to support victims of domestic cybercrime.
The Risks of Ransomware Threats
Learn about the rise of ransomware and how you can avoid becoming a victim.
Is Public Wi-Fi as Safe as You Think?
Learn about the risks that come with using public Wi-Fi networks.
Hybrid Working and Cybercrime
How businesses with hybrid working models can reduce the risk of cybercrime.
How to Fend Off Cyber Criminals
Several handy tips for businesses on how to improve cyber security.
Tips on How to Stop Scams
Tips from Martin Lewis on how to avoid some of the most common scams.
National Cyber Security Centre
Advice from the National Cyber Security Centre on using social media platforms safely.