15 European startups selected to join the Google for Startups Growth Academy: Cybersecurity

Involving startups in Europe’s forward defense isn’t only good strategy; increasingly, it’s a matter of urgency.

As many as 92% of the region’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) recognize that cybersecurity is important to them, but only 16% feel very well prepared for an attack. That’s according to new research we’ve released in partnership with Kantar — “Europe’s SMEs in the Digital Decade 2030” — which also finds that attackers targeting unprepared companies can get more data in less time than ever before, due to the smallest cybersecurity lapses.

As part of our Grow with Google programs, we developed dedicated training to help SME owners strengthen their cybersecurity skills. They will find resources on mastering the basics of cyber risks, training employees, securing employee devices, networks, systems and software, and creating secure online customer experiences. We have provided this content in English and will progressively make it available across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, in 18 additional languages.