Cyber Essentials

Accountants & Solicitors Ignore Cyber Risks

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By Duncan Sutcliffe

As an insurance broker my clients expect me to appraise what is valuable and important to their business, assess the potential threats, the consequences of an incident and then advise on ways to reduce the risks and recommend relevant insurance to mitigate any potential losses.  When it comes to Cyber Risk - and despite the constant warning from government, experts and the media - getting business owners to act responsibly is tough.

Cyber Essentials: new Government funding scheme now open for SMEs

New funding available for Cyber Essentials A new scheme which enables SMEs to apply for up to £5,000 to cover cyber security, including Cyber Essentials advice and certification, is now open for applications

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.