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Cyber security | UK Regulatory Outlook October 2022

Published on 26th Oct 2022

Organisations can apply for grant to test security of smart devices | Rise in supply chain cyber attacks prompts new NCSC guidance

Organisations can apply for grant to test security of smart devices

The UK government is offering a grant of up to £200,000 to organisations to product test enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as such as office printers, cameras, and room booking systems, and identify if current security measures and guidance are enough to protect businesses against evolving cyber threats

The grant forms part of the government's £2.6 billion National Cyber Strategy, which aims to protect the UK from cyber threats and grow the country's digital economy.

The application deadline for the grant is 28 October 2022.

Rise in supply chain cyber attacks prompts new NCSC guidance

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published new guidance following a recent rise in supply chain cyber attacks, advising organisations to work with suppliers to identify weaknesses and boost resilience.

The guidance offers practical steps designed to help medium to large organisations gain assurance about the cyber risks of working with suppliers and that mitigations are in place. 

 

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