Cyber Salford Launched
Cyber Salford launches a new transformational initiative aimed at delivering inclusive place-based adoption of innovation.
01:43 05 November 2021
Cyber Salford, an innovation blueprint that aims to make the city one of the most enabled places in the UK, has been officially launched by IN4 Group in association with the Cyber Resilience Centre, Salford City Council and partners Raytheon Technologies.
The scheme is aimed at delivering the most comprehensive and inclusive place-based adoption of innovation and connect local citizens, young people, SME businesses, start-ups, and self-employed and provide them with access to tools, training, education and resources.
Mo Isap, CEO of IN4 Group, operator of HOST, said: “While cyber security risks and many recent high profile cyber attacks are requiring individuals and organisations to rethink their approaches to security and their digital infrastructure, skills gaps and a lack of support continues to affect a large proportion of people.
“This unique and scalable blueprint we’ve created for Salford, driven by skills, innovation and start-ups, is making cyber technology comprehensively accessible across an entire community level.
“We are excited to provide Salford with the ability to offer all residents, businesses and organisations the ability to be cyber security enabled, educated and prepared, establishing Salford as the most cyber enabled place in the UK.”
Salford’s City Mayor, Paul Dennett, said: “It takes years to build a reputation and a few minutes of cyber incident to ruin it – the knock-on effect of a data breach can be devastating for an organisation.
“Cyber Salford will bring the best in class of public and private sector knowledge to help businesses, residents, sole traders and learners from across the City of Salford to become more aware and secure. This will mean more trust and confidence in an increasingly digital world.”