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The ECRC has Cyber Essentials certification

It’s official!!

The Eastern Cyber Resilience has just received confirmation that it is been granted Cyber Essentials certification.

Cyber Essentials is the baseline for any small or medium business (SME) to consider making sure that the data that it holds is kept safe from criminals. It will improve your reputation within your own business community and make it much less likely that you become victim of a cyber-attack itself.

The Centre has been working with one of our Trusted Partners - Starswift Information Security - over the past couple of weeks and with their help and guidance we got through the process itself quickly and efficiently.

Managing Director Detective Supt Paul Lopez said

‘We have been reviewing our processes, policies, and information security for a couple of months now; we all agreed that we should lead by example within the Cyber community and decided that we needed to get our certification as soon as we could. I would like to thank Starswift for their excellent work in getting us through the process almost hassle free!’

All new ECRC members are taken on a journey as part of the Little Steps Programme which prepares them for the certification process. You can learn more about Cyber Essentials on the ECRC website itself and if you want to go through full certification then we can recommend Trusted cyber security companies like Starswift, with whom we are affiliated.

Starswift Information Security logo

Rob Lancaster at Starswift said

‘We are always happy to help businesses get through the Cyber Essentials Process, and most cases this this will only take a few days. Lots of companies already have the required controls in place to pass Cyber Essentials. It is a really important first step in protecting your business from hackers and cyber criminals and is becoming expected more and more by businesses in relation to contracts and tenders. Certification also offers free cyber insurance and incident response support, so if you do fall victim to an attack you’ll know where to turn to from the outset.’

Further Guidance and Support

The ECRC is a police-led, not for profit organisation which companies can join for free.

Our core membership provides:

  • The latest news both regionally and nationally

  • Signposting to free tools and resources from both Policing and the NCSC

  • Little steps programme – series of weekly emails which aligns to cyber essentials looking at bite-sized practical information to build cyber resilience

  • Discussion area to meet and discuss other companies in the region and our partners

  • Access to affordable cyber resilience services through our unique talent pipeline programme

Why not join us today or contact us for more information about how we can support you build your cyber resilience.


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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