Digital Scotland Launches Cyber Essentials Voucher Scheme


09 May 2016

Digital Scotland Launches Cyber Essentials Voucher...

On April 29 the Scottish government launched its Cyber Resilience Voucher Scheme that aims to support Scottish SMEs improve their cyber security to meet the  Cyber Essentials UK Government Standard.

SMEs that successfully apply for the scheme will receive an award of up to £1,500 to help secure the services of a cyber security expert to assist them with obtaining the Cyber Essentials accreditation and improving their cyber security.

Under the terms of the scheme the voucher is to be used for the following activities:

• Getting Expert advice and guidance to help develop a cyber resilience strategy and action plan for your company;
• An opportunity to have your approach to basic cyber resilience sense checked via the UK Government Cyber Essentials Scheme with a qualified supplier.

The voucher will provide up to £1,500 to companies to carry out the activities above with an expert supplier.

The voucher is redeemed by the business on submission of required information on completion of the project. Payment is made in one instalment into the businesses bank account.

Who is eligible?

• Scottish small to medium-sized businesses that want to improve their level of cyber resilience.

How can PGI assist?

PGI  Cyber’s Services & Cyber Essential Portal   allows organisations to complete the Cyber Essentials assessment online with detailed instruction and full support where required. PGI Cyber Essentials Portal is  designed to streamline the process of ordering cyber services whilst supporting organisations to increase their cyber resilience.

To get started click here  

For more information on the Cyber Essentials Portal please contact 0845 600 4403 or alternatively  email.

*The voucher is redeemed by the business on submission of required information on completion of the project. Payment is made in one instalment into the businesses bank account.

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