In a light of the war in Ukraine and Finland’s bid to join NATO, the government of Finland plans to help companies fund improvements to their cybersecurity through a voucher scheme. The plan is expected to be approved in September, with vouchers starting to go out in October.
Last month (August 2022), the website of the Finnish Parliament suffered a denial of service attack, attributed to a Russian hacker group calling itself NoName057(16).
“The vouchers would provide up to 15,000 euros, around $15,000, to small and medium-sized companies and nonprofits. Larger companies could be eligible for vouchers worth as much as 100,000 euros. Higher-value vouchers could cover 70% of a cybersecurity project, according to an official from the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications, with companies required to pay the remaining 30%.”
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