The Download Links links below provide news and updates on the UK Cyber Risk Strategy.
On 16th July the Government announced a new Innovation Voucher scheme. This complements an existing scheme and enables SMEs to apply for funding towards the cost of cyber security advice and certification, including Cyber Essentials. The current round for applications closes at midday on 20 October.
An event marking the third anniversary of the UK's Cyber Security Strategy is taking place in London today (12/12/2014).
Hosted by Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude and held at the Institute for Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), it brings together industry, academia and government leaders to highlight how the UK is building skills to boost this country's growing cyber security sector.
It follows a report to parliament on progress and forward plans to make the UK one of the safest places to do business online.
The course has been developed from governments own initiative on information security and the management of related risks across the public sector where over 200,000 people in local and central government have completed the modular course.
According to a government report released last year, 87 per cent of small firms surveyed suffered an online security breach in the previous 12 months, including data corruption and loss as well as hacking and fraud.