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Calling all Law firms in the East of England: Join our community for free today

Join the ECRC and you could save thousands of pounds and protect the reputation of your business.

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If you work in a law firm, you probably already know that the cyber risk to your business is rising continually. The National Cyber Security Centre June 2023 Report on the Legal Sector states that 75% of law firms reported having been the victim of a cyber attack as some point in the recent past. Those attacks are often in the form of phishing e-mails, and many could lead to business e-mail compromises and ransomware attacks.

But as one partner at a law firm in our region who suffered a potentially catastrophic cyber-attack said recently -

‘If the ECRC had approached us about joining the centre the day before the attack we would have been interested in what they had to say, but we would probably not have joined the centre or significantly changed our current processes around cyber resilience.’

Don’t make the same mistake. Do something to protect yourself now!

Why join the Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre in the first place?

The vast majority of crimes committed in the UK are committed as online cybercrimes and fraud. With over 80% of cybercrimes committed by criminals outside the UK, if you become a victim of fraud or a cyber-attack, you probably won’t get your money back and the offenders will almost certainly escape justice. And in many cases, you will be all alone trying to figure out what to next.

The ERCR takes you out of this dark place and provides real world help and guidance to get you to understand where your vulnerabilities online are and what options you may have to make yourselves more secure. All in all, that means you’re less likely to be a victim in the first place and if you do, you will have a clear route out to get the business operating again swiftly and efficiently.

What do I get with my membership?

The answer is ‘A lot!’

As most readers will already know the community membership is package is completely free and includes the following

  • Monthly newsletter with regular threat updates posted onto the website.

  • Webinars and blogs – sector specific content

  • Signposting to NCSC tools and services

  • Little Steps Program to help prepare for Cyber Essentials certification.

  • Networking opportunities

  • Access to Student Services and trusted commercial partners

  • Updates from policing and government

  • Free access to Police Cyber Alarm and NCSC Early Warning

  • Access the content by way of app or website.

  • Early notification about government and police offers of assistance, much it free of charge.

What next?

The impact of a successful attack against your website or network can be catastrophic and lead to website downtime, loss of data and permanent loss of reputation. But all is not lost.

Here at the centre, we would recommend that you consider.

  1. Join our community for free . You will be supported through implementing the changes you need to help protect your organisation.

  2. Consider how we can help your own supply chain and customers – it would be great if you could look at promoting the centre on our behalf. Again – contact us to find out more.

  3. Take a look at our range of affordable services provided by Cyber Path students in full time education.

Reporting a live cyber-attack 24/7

If you are a business, charity or other organisation which is currently suffering a live cyber-attack (in progress), please call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 immediately. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Reporting a cyber-attack which isn't ongoing.

Please report online to Action Fraud, the UK's national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime. You can report cybercrime online at any time using the online reporting tool, which will guide you through simple questions to identify what has happened. Action Fraud advisors can also provide the help, support, and advice you need.

Alternatively, you can call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 (textphone 0300 123 2050).


The contents of this website are provided for general information only and are not intended to replace specific professional advice relevant to your situation. The intention of The Cyber Resilience Centre for the East is to encourage cyber resilience by raising issues and disseminating information on the experiences and initiatives of others. Articles on the website cannot by their nature be comprehensive and may not reflect most recent legislation, practice, or application to your circumstances. The Cyber Resilience Centre for the East provides affordable services and Trusted Partners if you need specific support. For specific questions please contact us.

The Cyber Resilience Centre for the East does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information or materials published on this document. The Cyber Resilience Centre for the East is not responsible for the content of external internet sites that link to this site or which are linked from it.

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