Australian government announces cybersecurity grants for SMBs


The Australian Government is aiming to make small businesses feel more secure with the launch of a new $10million cybersecurity initiative today.

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews says the grants initiative forms part of the Liberal-National Government’s Cybersecurity Small Business Program.

“The Liberal-National Government recognises that confidence in the security of data is vital both to businesses and their customers, and thousands of Australian small businesses stand to benefit from this funding, helping them secure their digital assets,” Andrews says.

“Small businesses are the backbone of Australia’s economy and this funding from the Liberal-National Government underlines our determination to help provide a healthy digital environment.”

Over the next two years, eligible small businesses can apply for individual grants of up to $2100, covering half the cost of having their cybersecurity tested by service providers approved by the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers Australia New Zealand (CREST ANZ).

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Source: Security Brief