July 17, 2015
The government has released details about a cyber security grant that will go some way towards protecting small companies against cyber attacks.
The news was announced by Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey at the Cyber Security: Assurance, Resilience, Response conference in London, who explained the voucher-led scheme would launch later this month.
“We want to help protect UK businesses against cyber attack and make the UK safest place in world to do business online,” Vaizey said. “The new voucher scheme will offer increased protection for small businesses, and the new online hub will help ensure we have the skilled workforce in place to manage the increased pressures of the digital age.”
In total, the initiative will offer £1 million to micro, small and medium-sized businesses, with a maximum amount of £5,000. The vouchers can be used to obtain specialist advice about how to protect their organisation and will aid businesses adopt the government’s Cyber Essentials scheme to protect businesses online.