Cyber Resilience Centre and Siemens Help Fight Online Crime
Siemens and CRC for Greater Manchester team up to help businesses secure during Covid-19 lockdown.
21:07 09 May 2020
The Cyber Resilience Centre (CRC) for Greater Manchester is now offering a free three-month membership to businesses to help them stay safe during the Covid-19 crisis. The scheme follows a report from Action Fraud showing a 400per cent increase in Covid-19 related crimes and scams in March.
The report found that cybercriminals are looking for ways to gain access to various systems as many companies are closed and their online systems are not being checked as often as before.
CRC has teamed up with Siemens, which offers its extensive knowledge around cybersecurity and the industrial threat landscape. Siemens applies IEC 62443, the highest industry standards globally for industrial cybersecurity.
Paul Hingley, Security Services Business Manager at Siemens, said: "Siemens is happy to be supporting the business community through the Cyber Resilience Centre for Greater Manchester.
"The cyber threat landscape is evolving at a phenomenal rate pace and has been exacerbated by the impact on the industry by Covid-19. It means the tools businesses need to defend against attacks and combat also need to evolve. While these circumstances are challenging and worrying, it does present an opportunity for businesses to reassess their cybersecurity strategy."