Government unveils a new £5,000 grant to help protect small business for cyber attacks.

Government unveils a new £5,000 grant to help protect small business for cyber attacks.

As part of their package of initiatives to help protect UK businesses from Cyber attacks the voucher scheme targeted for small and medium businesses aims to increase their resilience in the digital age.

The vouchers are designed to be used by small and medium businesses to allow them to engage specialised consultants to give advice on matters such as protection for intellectual property and cyber security. Additionally they can also be used to access services from the UK cyber security industry. This is all comes with support and access to an online learning and careers hub to create a business workforce prepared for the increasingly digital workplace.

Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey said:
"We want to help protect UK businesses against cyber attacks and make the UK the safest place in world to do business online. 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."

Kevin Baughan, Innovate UK's Director of Technology and Innovation said:

"The UK's economy is increasingly underpinned by digital infrastructure, so cyber security is now a critical component. The schemes announced today will give cyber-confidence for businesses and consumers and will help our digital economy to flourish. The UK now has the opportunity to become a world leader in cyber security, creating the jobs of tomorrow and driving productivity and growth."

To apply or simply find out more click here.

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