UK government investing £10 million in Cybersecurity Programme

The government will provide £10 million over four years “to develop groundbreaking cybersecurity technologies,” as part of its commitment to increase investment in R&D to 2.4 percent of GDP by 2027, Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden announced.

Nine winning research teams share the £10 million investment under the government’s Digital Security by Design programme, which aims to help the tech infrastructure of UK organisations and digital devices be more resilient to cyberattacks.

Grant winners are creating enhanced software and applications that make sure software code is secure and any hacking attempts can be contained. Banks, healthcare services or online retailers would use the highly secure software in their day-to-day systems.

Each team will create a working example of their solution, using the prototype chips, to showcase the economic and societal benefits of their new secure technology.

Source: SC Magazine