NRW Promotes Analysis of the Current State of IT Security in SMEs
North Rhine-Westphalia subsidizes preventive IT security measures. The funding program MID Digital Safety aims to strengthen SMEs in the area of cybersecurity. Companies can have maintenance days, certifications, awareness training, seminars and preventive measures such as vulnerability scans and IT risk analyses etc. funded. The initiative is a valuable opportunity for small and medium-sized enterprises in particular to arm themselves against cyber attacks and strengthen their digital security.
NRW MID digital security funding since May 1, 2023
The funding program was launched by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia on May 1, 2023. It promotes measures that improve your company's digital security. These include tests to identify and close security gaps, training and certification for employees, and the installation and maintenance of basic IT protection measures such as antivirus programs and firewalls.
Requirements for applying for MID Digital Security funding
The funding bonus depends on the size of the company. The funding amount is between 4,000 euros and a maximum of 15,000 euros. Companies can choose an implementation period of twelve weeks to implement the digital security measures more quickly.
- The main location of the company in question must be in North Rhine-Westphalia.
- Less than 250 full-time employees.
- Annual sales of max. 50 million euros or balance sheet total of max. 43 million euros.
Funding priorities: Conducting an analysis of the current state of IT security.
How secure is your company?
The three funding priorities include the ACTUAL analysis of your digital security in the company as well as measures to remedy the identified weaknesses.
IT risk analysis from LocateRisk enables you to do just that. The solution captures your Internet-connected IT environment and assesses systems for their security status. The risk check is carried out in eight categories. The result is consolidated in a security score, presented in a comprehensible management overview and explained to you in a personal meeting. If you wish, we can also put you in touch with IT service partners from our network.