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The police are here to help to make you, your family and friends safe online.

In most cases, you can keep yourself safe from cyber crime by being aware of the type of threats that are out there, and using trusted resources and tools to protect you. A few simple steps can go a long way to staying safe and protected.

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Titan, the name for the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, was established in 2009 as a collaboration between the six police forces in Cumbria, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and North Wales to tackle serious organised crime that crosses county borders in the region. The mission of the unit is simple – to tackle organised crime groups causing the greatest levels of harm to communities in the North West.
The unit is comprised of five teams working closely together and includes representatives from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, UK Border Agency and the National Crime Agency. Those teams are: the Regional Intelligence Unit (RIU), the Regional Crime Unit (RCU), the Regional Asset Recovery Team (RART), Regional Cyber Crime Unit (RCCU) and the Protected Persons Service Unit (PPS).

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Business Wales is the Welsh Government’s dedicated information, guidance and advice service for small and medium-sized enterprises and micro-businesses.

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The University of Chester has a newly formed Cyber capability and Facility within the Faculty of Science and Engineering based at the Thornton Science Park.  The Cyber Facility comprises expertise from industry and academia, covering areas in both teaching and research.  We continue to build up our programmes and are currently offering a Bachelor’s course and Master’s conversion course in Cybersecurity, with potential for apprenticeships, industrial training, and collaboration opportunities.
Further to our teaching, we are establishing a research base with interest in a number of areas, including software and cyber exploitation, network and operating system security, and software and system protection methods, including in hypervisors & virtualisation, system monitors, and underpinning intelligent or autonomic Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs).
The Facility is building on its connections with Industry, Government, and Policing, and it is a pleasure to work with members of the Cyber Security Cluster, particularly in the areas of research, case studies, and student placements.
The University’s Cyber Facility is reachable at: cyber@chester.ac.uk

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Vehicles 4 Business are able to provide leasing and finance products covering both cars and vans so whether you are looking for cars or commercial vehicles, they will be able to help you. Deals available for cluster members, for more information see their website at www.v4b.co.uk

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River Professional Services specialise in providing bespoke recruitment solutions to a diverse range of clients throughout the UK. Our Cyber Security Consultants provide a bespoke and pragmatic approach that offers expert advice throughout the whole recruitment cycle. Delivering both permanent (retained & contingency) and Interim services, our team of specialist consultants ensure that our clients receive a high quality, end to end recruitment experience.

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Breakthrough Funding specialise in recovering R&D Tax Credits for organisations of all sizes. If your company is working in the information security sector, it’s likely that you are developing innovative new solutions or writing software. At Breakthrough Funding we specialise in getting cash for innovation. If you are using your own staff or external sub-contractors we can access government funds for you. Even though it’s usually available as a cash payment whether you’re in profit or loss, it’s confusingly called the “R&D tax credits” scheme. It’s available across Europe and has been in place in the UK since 2000/2001. You can check the official Government information here. To learn more about the scheme please contact David Nelson, 0800 772 0800, david@breakthroughfunding.com

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Computer People have been providing permanent and contract IT staff since our inception in 1972. We are the UK’s leading specialists in IT staffing consultancy and we have consultants focusing on specific sectors. Michael Whistance and his team focus on Cyber Security and have successfully placed Security professionals with some of the UK’s largest organisations. If you have a skills gap in your current team and would like to discuss how we can help please get in touch with Michael directly – Michaelwhistance@computerpeople.co.uk or 01179 276236.

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We are one of the United Kingdom’s leading firms of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, specialising in all aspects of Intellectual Property Law. By understanding you and your business we aim to provide tailored solutions according to your particular business needs. The protection and exploitation of your innovations and brands is at the core of our business. Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP is regulated by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board. For more information please contact Cerian Jones, 029 2064 2150, cej@udl.co.uk