New government scheme for cyber security start-ups announced

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Earlier this week the government announced a new scheme for cyber security start-ups. The scheme will work to encourage cyber security start-ups to develop new technical solutions against cyber threats.

The programme, which has been allocated £250k in funding, will be run at Queen’s University, Belfast, by Cyber London and the ‘Early Stage Accelerator Programme’.

John Whittingdale, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, spoke at the joint UK/US Global Cyber Security Innovation Summit:

“The UK’s strong and growing digital economy is changing the way we live and work. as technologies continue to evolve there will be an increased demand for secure products and services, and this new programme will ensure the best ideas from our brightest minds can help keep the UK safe in cyberspace.”

Kristen Connell, Cyber London, also enthused about the scheme:

“Naturally we’re very pleased that Cyber London and CSIT have been selected to deliver the Cyber Security Early Stage Accelerator Programme. We believe the UK is one of the world’s best places to build cyber security businesses.”

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