The North East Regional Special Operations Unit (NERSOU) is a collaboration between the three forces of Northumbria, Durham and Cleveland. The unit creates additional specialist capacity to deliver an increased response to tackling serious and organised crime that transcends Force borders in the region - including Cyber Crime.

The North East Regional Cyber Crime Unit (NERCCU) is a specialist police unit working within NERSOU to tackle Cyber Crime in line with the national serious and organised crime strategy.

What they can offer North East Businesses

  • Vulnerability Assessment - Scan your public facing online services for vulnerabilities and find where your business' IT defences are weak.
  • User Awareness Sessions - Staff training for phishing, passwords, securing devices and incident reporting.
  • Cyber Exercising - Simulating cyber attacks to test and improve response plans.
  • Data Leak Searches - Identify any compromised email addresses linked to your organsation from leaked data sets.
  • Cyber Basic Review - A self-assessment set of questions based on Cyber Essentials aimed at securing your business.

All of the above services are completely free to any North East business - if you'd like to find out more, you can visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and follow the unit on Twitter for updates - @NERCCU

You can also download the first NERCCU Business Cyber Summary newsletter, that has information about current threats and links to national news and support.


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