Be Cyber Secure
Be Cyber Secure and protect your Worcestershire Business
The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017 revealed that almost 7 in 10 large businesses identified a data breach or attack, costing in some cases millions of pounds. Would your business survive a similar attack?
Cyber Security has never been more important, particularly with the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, so now is the time to make your Worcestershire business more cyber secure, and we can help.
How can this programme help your business?
The Be Cyber Secure programme is funded by ERDF and helps Worcestershire SMEs to improve cyber security and enable growth, as well as supporting cyber-sector businesses to expand and develop new products.
The programme offers qualifying businesses specialist advice and diagnostics, which may also lead to Cyber Essentials Certification – an accreditation that can reassure your clients and collaborators that you take cyber security measures seriously.
Grants may also be available to enable SMEs to develop cyber security and local businesses in the cyber sector to develop new products or expand into new markets.
Is your business eligible?
There are some exceptions, but generally, your business will need to be:
Based in and trading from Worcestershire
With fewer than 250 employees
Turnover less than the equivalent of 50 million Euros per annum or a balance sheet of less than 43 million Euros
Contact our team to find out more
Revenue and capital grants up to £20k will be available to enable the development of cyber security and to support business’ survival and growth.
The intervention rate will be 45% with 55% provided by the SME. The types of activity the grant programme will support are:
- Work leading to official cyber security certification
- Capital costs for networking equipment and hardware.
- Remedial work – small projects that improve network security, website security, software enhancements, database security etc.
- Revenue items such as consultancy programmes
To qualify, your business must:
- Be located in Worcestershire
- Be an SME (have fewer than 250 employees, turnover less than the equivalent of 50 million euros, a balance sheet of less than 43 million euros
- Meet the De Minimis State Aid Criteria
- Be trading “Business to Business” rather than “Business to Consumer”
- Have the potential to expand and grow your business
The programme is supported with funding from the European Regional Development Fund, County and District Councils and all applications will need to meet full ERDF eligibility criteria.
For all programme information and details of how apply please contact the team on 01905 677 888 or email email@example.com.
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This project is receiving up to £834,898 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund.
Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.
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