- 27th September 2022
- Posted by: Mark Dodds
- Category: cybersecurity
Team Compex are excited to announce that Mark Dodds has recently become part of The Cyber Resilience Centre for West Midlands Advisory Group
The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands is doing some amazing work, supporting and helps protect small business, SMEs and supply chain businesses against cybercrime.
The Advisory Group is formed of professionals who come from a diverse range of industries and play a key role in providing guidance, advice, and support around the initiatives and work the centre undertakes.
On joining the Advisory Group at the WMCRC, Mark said:
“I’m hugely passionate about educating businesses in an informative, easy-to-understand way on how to improve their cyber resilience as it quite understandably a confusing subject.
Like anything, you don’t know what you don’t know. The more that businesses can understand the concepts and the risks they face, the more likely they’ll be likely to take action and protect one of their most important assets – their data.
There is a big myth that cybercrime only happens to big enterprises but the simple truth is it can happen to any business, however big or small. In fact, smaller businesses are targeted more as they know these types of businesses tend to make cybersecurity less of a priority.
The true cost of a data breach can be devastating, not only is it the instant impact it has, such as downtime and lost business but the long-term reputational damage it can have.
I think people have become a lot more aware of how businesses are looking after their sensitive information. Good security practices can in fact become a competitive advantage for businesses these days.
I am excited at the opportunity of joining the WMCRC advisory group, I’m very eager to share my knowledge and learn from other members. My ultimate goal is to educate the SME community in a simple, easy-to-understand way.”
If you run a business in the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Hereford, Shropshire and Staffordshire then i’d urge you to get your free membership. You can find out more about this on the WMCRC website.