19th January 2021SE Cyber Resilience Centre – free membership for schools

The South East Cyber Resilience Centre Advisory Group helping schools in the region tackle the threat of cybercrime


The South East Cyber Resilience Centre (SECRC), an innovative partnership between police, private sector, and academia is part of a national network of centres being established across the country, designed to deliver businesses and schools with free guidance and affordable cyber services to help them reduce their cyber security risks.

Since launching in September 2020, the South East Cyber Resilience Centre has established an Advisory Group which features a range of industry professions from a variety of backgrounds, to help support the growth of the centre and to help tackle the threat of Cyber crime in the South East region.

As members of the South East cyber community, our Advisory Group Members provide guidance, advice and influence the direction of the centre. The South East Cyber Resilience Centre exists to support businesses and schools of all sizes and from all sectors in the region. The SECRC offers a range of membership packages, these are not just for IT or Tech companies, they are highly relevant and beneficial to all sizes and types of organisations.

Core Membership at The South East Cyber Resilience Centre

A key area the SECRC focuses on is providing membership for sole traders, micro businesses, small businesses and schools through its free Core Membership. According to Hiscox Insurance Group, one small business in the UK is successfully hacked every 19 seconds, by joining as a Core Member you will have access to a range of resources and tools to help you reduce your risk of falling victim to threats like this.

The free Core Membership will also enable you to:

  • Learn more about Cyber Resilience for your school
  • Access guidance on the steps you can take to increase your levels of protection.
  • Easily access Government recommended free tools from the National Cyber Security Centre, including a Continuity Exercise to give your business a ‘dummy’ run of a cyber attack.
  • Find local certifying bodies should you want to achieve Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials ‘Plus’ accreditation
  • Learn how to procure good value private cyber security professional services
  • Receive the latest cyber threats and news directly to your email via our e-newsletter
  • Upgrade to our paid membership packages, choosing the most suitable for your schools needs


Sign up to become a Core Member or discover how we can work with your school on our membership page www.secrc.co.uk/membership.