Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre (ECRC)

Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre (ECRC)

Providing Cyber Security & Resilience Guidance for Businesses Of All Sizes

We would like to bring to your attention a fantastic opportunity provided by the National Cyber Security Centre – the Funded Cyber Essentials Programme. This initiative is specifically targeted at micro and small charities (1 to 49 employees) that process personal data and aims to provide assistance in implementing baseline security controls to prevent the most common types of cyber-attacks. The program includes over 20 hours of remote support with a Cyber Essentials Assessor and provides support in implementing the 5 Cyber Essentials technical controls, followed by a technical verification at no cost.

The ECRC is a policing-led Home Office funded organisation established to help small and medium organisations, charities and schools tackle the rising threat of cyber-attacks. We offer a FREE core membership that provides practical advice on building your cyber resilience, including:

  • Free Little Steps training programme: A series of weekly emails, looking at bite-sized practical information to help businesses understand and build cyber resilience.
  • Regional and national threat alerts.
  • Signposting to free tools and resources from both policing and the National Cyber Security Centre.
  • Policing resources in your county that can provide cyber guidance and tools free of charge.


We believe this program could be valuable to local charities, and we would like to share our recently published blog on the subject with you. The blog highlights the risk of a cyber-attack to charities, the importance of Cyber Essentials, and provides detailed information on the Fully Funded Cyber Essentials Program.

The Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre
Tel: 01223 856015
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Faye Owens