Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre (ECRC) – Huntingdon Community Engagement

July 1, 2024

In 2023, 58% of businesses fell victim to cyber-attacks, and the Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre (ECRC) are working to help others avoid becoming part of this statistic.

The ECRC are a policing led organisation, established by the Home Office to help SME’s, schools and charities protect themselves from cybercrime. They work not for profit, and cover seven counties in the Eastern region, including Cambridgeshire. Now, they are taking their message out onto the road to get in front of as many small business owners as possible.

In January of this year, the ECRC launched its community engagement initiative, and began visiting local town centres in the region. Rather than stationing themselves in one place, the team are choosing to take a more active approach, seeking those that are willing to have a conversation about cybercrime. This has proven to be hugely successful, and collaboration with local neighbourhood policing teams has meant that residents are afforded the opportunity to have a face-to-face conversation not just about cybercrime, but about other community and retail crime concerns too. After many successful days across the region, visiting towns including Newmarket, Sevenoaks, Ely, Gravesend, St Albans, St Neots, Haverhill, and Felixstowe, the ECRCs next stop is Huntingdon.

On the 6th of August 2024, the ECRC will be visiting Huntingdon town centre, to speak to businesses about all thing’s online fraud and cybercrime. The team will be walking around the town centre throughout the morning, signposting the free policing and NCSC resources available to support businesses in protecting themselves online.

If you are local to Huntingdon and would like the team to visit you at a specific time, please get in touch via enquiries@ecrcentre.co.uk