New Government Scheme to Fast Track Cyber Security Research

New Government Scheme to Fast Track Cyber Security Research

The UK will be introducing a new scheme to connect academics and industry in order to develop a new generation of technology related to IT security.

The startup programme will provide academics with all the support and knowledge to transform innovative research into commercially viable products and increase the speed of British ideas going to market.

Financed by Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in conjunction with Innovate UK, the programme will aim to take numerous ideas and carry them all the way to reality.

This is to assist the country’s cyber security sector, which brought £1.8bn in exports to the UK economy in 2015 and is worth almost £22bn in total.

The scheme falls under the government’s £1.9bn cyber security plan, which plans to see the UK become safer to live in and conduct business over the web. It includes the opening of a new National Cyber Security Centre.

Paul Mason from Innovate UK said:

“The UK now has the opportunity to become a world leader in cyber security, creating jobs and driving productivity and growth. This latest programme will help fund the ideas with the greatest market potential from our world-class research base and support their development into new cyber security products and processes.”

The government is clearly placing the right emphasis on cyber security, which is such a topical subject and one that is only going to generate more and more attention. Cyber professionals should be noticing more cyber security jobs in the near future, provided businesses are devoting the right amount of attention to it.

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