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Small Business Saturday Invitation

The ECRC loves small businesses; we are one and we exist to support others in the region.

Small Business Saturday is a great time for smaller retailers to shout about their presence and importance within their local communities as well as get a sales boost. However, with an increase in presence comes an increased risk of cyber-attacks, especially if you are using online sales and social media campaigns to boost your reach.

In today’s digital world, an online presence is a must, but how do you protect it?

16% of UK retailers said they had experienced a cyber-attack or an attempted attack every day according to recent research from Zynstra.

But we recognise that looking at cyber risk at the start of your busy season is not the top of your priority list, so the ECRC would like to invite you to a special Small Business Cyber event designed to help you prepare for your next busy time. We will have a look at the key threats to the retail sector and ways that you can mitigate them.

If you do want to do something now, join the ECRC’s free membership and keep up to date with the threats within the region as well as receiving practical guidance to increase your cyber resilience.

Quick things you can do today:

  1. Check to see if your emails or telephone number are known to cyber criminals at – if they are, ensure that your password is changed, everywhere you use it

  2. Make sure that each of your accounts have unique passwords – use a password manager if you have too many to remember

  3. Enable 2 Factor Authentication (2FA) especially for your email and social media accounts

  4. Join the ECRC – its free


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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