Launch of the Cyber Assess Scheme
On Monday 5th February, at the MITA Data Centre, a scheme was announced to strengthen the online security of businesses in our country.
The Minister for Economy, Enterprise and Strategic Projects, Silvio Schembri launched a scheme to strengthen the security and resilience of businesses in our country by offering specialist knowledge and services cybersecurity. This scheme is being carried out in collaboration between the Ministry of Economy, Enterprise and Strategic Projects, and the National Cyber Security Coordination Center (NCC), within MITA, launched the Cyber Assess funding scheme.
While launching this scheme, Minister Silvio Schembri said that today digital technology is a necessary tool for any business. “As with the house or the shop, install an alarm system, the same way we have to see that having a secure digital infrastructure that protects our businesses from cyber-attacks,” said Minister Silvio Schembri.
The Minister explained that this scheme is only a link in a larger chain of schemes offered for this purpose. “Last year we launched the Mind the Gap scheme, and the Cyber-ALT scheme which is co-financed by the national and Digital Europe Program will be expanded in the coming weeks.”
The Cyber Assess has a total budget of €150,000 available from the Fund for Recovery and Resilience, part of the NextGenerationEU Programme. The primary objective of this scheme is to support businesses in Maltese to benefit from various services to strengthen cyber security.
“A measure like this continues to help us continue to advance further in the ongoing digital revolution we live I remind you that our country has taken giant steps forward in this field, especially in what it has in terms of connectivity and online public services, so much so that we have already reached the goals set out in the Decade Digital of the European Union in these two aspects,” said Minister Schembri.
The CEO of MITA Engineer Emanuel Darmanin said that as the name Cyber Assess indicates, this Scheme will offer the opportunity for at least 30 local businesses to be able to examine the digital systems and infrastructure there when it comes to cybersecurity.
Anyone interested in participating in this scheme can visit here