[ISN] UK government offers SMEs £5,000 to improve their cyber security

http://news.techworld.com/security/3443429/uk-government-offers-smes-5000-improve-their-cyber-security/ By Sophie Curtis Techworld 23 April 2013 The UK government’s Technology Strategy Board has extended its Innovation Vouchers scheme to allow small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to bid for up to £5,000 from a £500,000 pot to improve their cyber security by bringing in outside expertise. “Keeping electronic information safe and secure is vital to a business’s bottom line. Companies are more at risk than ever of having their cyber security compromised, in particular small businesses, and no sector is immune from attack. But there are simple steps that can be taken to prevent the majority of incidents,” said Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts. “The package of support we are announcing today will help small businesses protect valuable assets like financial information, websites, equipment, software and intellectual property, driving growth and keeping UK businesses ahead in the global race.” The news is accompanied by research by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), which found that more small businesses than ever are facing the threat of losing confidential information through cyber attacks. […] ______________________________________________ Visit the InfoSec News Security Bookstore Best Selling Security Books and More! http://www.shopinfosecnews.org