Showing support to Welsh SMEs this Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday 2021 is upon us (4 December) and highlights small business success and encourages us to 'shop local' and support small businesses in our communities. But it could also be an opportunity for SMEs and microbusinesses to reflect on what priorities we need to focus on.

The Cyber Resilience Centre for Wales (WCRC) itself is a small business which has been set up as a police-private sector-academia partnership, with the simple aim of raising cyber resilience across Wales. That means the centre offers free core membership, helping you understand some of the risks from cybercrime, but also offering support and guidance to Welsh businesses.

The WCRC understands the pressures of running a small business and the differing parts that all need to be serviced. And sometimes it can be easy to put things off in favour of delivering those that have a deadline. But putting off implementing simple measures to protect your business from an online attack could be a costly decision. It doesn’t matter whether you operate from home or the high street, whether your sector is retail or real estate, or even whether you are in Caernarfon or Carmarthen, this really matters.

The Cyber Security Breaches Survey is used to measure how UK organisations approach cyber security and the impact of breaches and attacks. They are official UK statistics and for 2021 there are some surprising headlines:

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