Government to invest £1m to help protect SMEs from cyber attacks

The UK government has unveiled a new £1m scheme to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) protect themselves from cyber attacks.

The initiative is part of a range of measures designed to increase the resilience of UK businesses to cyber attacks, and will provide SMEs with vouchers up to £5,000 which they can use to access specialist services from the UK cybersecurity industry, and so adopt the government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme.

This news is timely, as here at CCCU, we recently held a pilot Cyber Essentials Workshop at Discovery Park, Sandwich. This event was coordinated by our Research and Enterprise Development centre, alongside members of our Computing, Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity team.

Delegates at our inaugural Cyber Essentials Workshop.

We hope this event will be the first of many such workshops, which we aim to run to support local businesses, and protect themselves from cyber attacks. If you’d like to find out more about our Cyber Essentials Workshop, or how we can help your business meet the government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme, please contact Reza Mousoli.

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