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SME cyber security champion appointed

Posted at September 16, 2014 | Categories : News

The Government has appointed a cyber security small business champion alongside new funding for projects aimed at driving growth and innovation in the UK cyber security sector.

Andy Williams, an industry expert from technology trade association tech UK, will be responsible for mapping cyber security small businesses and setting up a UK wide growth project to encourage them to work closer together.

His role also involves showcasing the capabilities of small and medium-sized cyber businesses at UK and international events, delivering business advice and establishing an online portal to share information about national initiatives with the cyber business community.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Williams says: “Given the rapidly evolving global cyber threat landscape, the emergence of highly innovative and agile new companies with specialist cyber capability will be vital to ensuring the future safety and prosperity of the UK. The extra funding that BIS is providing to support cyber start-ups and small business will be key to ensuring the UK’s position as a global leader in cyber security.”