UK Government offers SMEs grants of up to £5,000 to boost cyber security

Banking malware targets UK high street banksThe government has announced the launch of a new £1 million Cybersecurity Innovation Vouchers Scheme, offering grants of up to £5,000 for SMEs to bring in specialist advice to increase their security.

In an official press release, Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey said:

“We want to help protect UK businesses against cyber attack and make the UK 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.”

The new scheme will offer micro, small and medium-sized businesses up to £5,000 for specialist advice to boost their cyber security, and protect new business ideas and intellectual property.

The vouchers will enable firms to access services from the UK cyber security industry. They can help businesses adopt Cyber Essentials or implement ISO 27001, the information security management standard.

Don’t risk it – cyber secure it

IT Governance is a CREST-accredited certification body for the Cyber Essentials scheme and a leading provider of ISO 27001 expertise.

Cyber Essentials – Get A Lot Of Help

If you are looking to achieve certification to Cyber Essentials but don’t have the internal knowledge or expertise, take advantage of IT Governance’s Cyber Essentials – Get A Lot Of Help package, which includes one day of on-site consultancy and the Cyber Essentials Documentation Toolkit, as well as the required CREST-approved vulnerability scans and certification.

FastTrack™ Online ISO 27001 Consultancy

The IT Governance’s FastTrack™ Online ISO 27001 Consultancy service is designed to help organisations with fewer than 20 employees achieve UKAS-accredited certification to the international information security standard, ISO 27001, in just three months for a one-off consultancy fee.


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