The new scheme will go together with other information security initiatives including Get Safe Online.
The UK Home Office has started the first stage of a £4m information security awareness campaign, as part of its efforts to make businesses and consumers aware of the threat posed by online crime.
With the initial stage of the campaign set to be launched in the autumn 2013, the scheme will go together with other established information security initiatives including Get Safe Online as part of the government’s National Cyber Security Programme.
UK Security Minister James Brokenshire said that the digitisation of the UK economy has made lives easier and created huge opportunities, but it has also created individual security risks as well.
“If we are to meet these new challenges it’s essential we step up our efforts to stay safe online,” Brokenshire said.