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Welsh public sector gets funds for cyber security training


Mark Say Managing Editor

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The Welsh Government has made £150,000 available to fund cyber security training for public sector IT staff.

Finance Minister Rebecca Evans (pictured) announced the move, saying it will fund up to 50 accredited training places for those with responsibility for cyber security in local authorities, health boards, police forces and the fire service.

Evans said: “We have seen a noticeable rise in the use of digital technology during the pandemic. More people than ever are staying connected online, so it’s really important that we take the right measures to ensure that Wales continues to be a cyber-secure nation.

“The funding I am announcing today will help upskill IT professionals across the public sector, so they are best placed to safeguard against potential cyber threats.”

The announced follows the provision of £248,000 in May to help local authorities in Wales strengthen their cyber resilience capabilities in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Image from GOV.Wales, Open Government Licence v3.0

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