Connecting to LinkedIn...

W1siziisijiwmtuvmdqvmtuvmdgvntqvmzgvnzi1l01ptlrbu0hfqkxpr19vtljftkrfukvex0lnqudfx3jlc2l6zwrfyw5kx3jlbmrlcmvklmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimtkymhgxmjuwiyjdxq

Blog

SMB cybersecurity centre opened by British government

23/07/2015 by

W1siziisijiwmtuvmdcvmjmvmdkvndavmtqvmtivy3lizxigc2vjdxjpdhkuanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilci2mdb4ndawxhuwmdnlil1d

It has been revealed that the government in the UK has opened a cybersecurity centre to help to educate and share solutions from small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB). Located in Westminster, firms will be able to showcase their tools and help to safeguard companies around the world.

Security concerns have been growing for the past few years, with several high-profile breaches really placing cyberthreats on the map, and the UK government has now decided it is time to help technology-focussed SMBs with their marketing. The cybercentre includes tools such as Cisco’s remote streaming and conference facilities, which will allow businesses to display their solutions better than ever before.

The responsibility for setting up the centre has fallen to the Cyber Growth Partnership (CGP), which has collaborated with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and UK Trade and Investment to develop the facility. The project is part of a wider £860m investment plan into Britain’s ongoing attempts to safeguard people against cybercrimes.

With the centre now in operation, a spokesperson from the CGP said that SMBs can start to make use of the centre. “We are now taking bookings for the centre from companies wishing to host meetings or presentations with clients and partners. All companies are being offered their first session in the centre free of charge,” the spokesperson explained.

The cybersecurity industry in the UK currently consists of around 2,000 firms, many of which are SMBs. Over 40,000 people work in this industry, which is expected to grow as more money is put into cybercrime prevention.

The centre is not the first support the British government has afforded small companies. Earlier this month it was revealed that a new voucher scheme would enable SMBs to claim £5,000-worth of specialist advice and new software to shore up their online defences and protect themselves from potentially devastating breaches. This comes as a resort revealed that 2014 saw the incidence rate of cyber-attacks on small companies grow to 60%. This costs the economy hundreds of thousands of pounds, not to mention shattering brand reputations for many companies, some of which were unable to recover.

For small companies and startups, dealing with cyberthreats can seem like an insurmountable issue, particularly because many firms simply can’t absorb the financial cost of a breach as larger corporations can. Now, however, not only is the government helping to share technology but it is also providing initiatives to battle threats.

About Us

Montash is a multi-award winning global technology recruitment business. Specialising in permanent and contract positions across mid-senior appointments across a wide range of industry sectors and IT functions, including:

ERP Recruitment, BI & Data Recruitment, Information Security Recruitment, Enterprise Architecture & Strategy Recruitment , Energy Technology Recruitment, Demand IT and Business Engagement Recruitment, Digital and E-commerce Recruitment, Leadership Talent, Infrastructure and Service Delivery Recruitment, Project and Programme Delivery Recruitment.

Montash is headquartered in Old Street, London, in the heart of the technology hub. Montash has completed assignments in over 30 countries and has appointed technical professionals from board level to senior and mid management in permanent and contract roles.

comments powered by Disqus

Social Stream

Latest News

W1siziisijiwmtyvmtivmdcvmtavmdyvndkvntg0l0vudgvychjpc2ugcmvzb3vyy2ugcgxhbm5pbmcgy29wes5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijm4mhgxmdajil1d

Infor launches new mobile solution

2016-12-07 09:00:00 +0000

Infor, one of the global leaders in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, has revealed that it is launching a new mobile solution. The company, which has focused on developing specialised business applications for a variety of industries, unveiled Infor Mobility for Field Service (MFS). The solution is a comprehensive mobility application that can streamline operations for employees working in the field. To ensure that field technicians are provi...

W1siziisijiwmtyvmtivmdyvmdkvmjcvmtavnze4l2nsb3vkihrly2hub2xvz3kgc2vydmljzxmuanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizodb4mtawiyjdxq

AI continues to infiltrate cloud computing se...

2016-12-06 09:00:00 +0000

With Google and Microsoft both already working on artificial intelligence (AI) software for their cloud services, it has been revealed that Amazon is now to join the battle. The internet giant is to prioritise developing AI for Amazon Web Services (AWS), the division that sells data storage and computing to IT professionals around the world. AWS is currently the fastest-growing division for Amazon, with the past year having seen sales soar by 60 per cen...