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Funding boost to help improve cyber security

As part of London Tech week (held 1st-11th September), the Digital Infrastructure Minister Matt Warman announced that hundreds of the country’s vital healthcare firms are set to benefit from government funding to boost their cyber security.

The move comes after the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) identified a heightened cyber threat to the UK health sector in relation to the pandemic, with cyber-crime groups attempting to steal sensitive intelligence, intellectual property and personal information from pharmaceutical companies and medical research organisations.

Small and medium-sized businesses, such as medical suppliers and primary care providers, are being invited to apply for a slice of the £500,000 funding for the initiative which will see all consultancy and certification costs covered by the government.

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