So what’s this about?
It is over a year ago now since the launch of Scotland’s Cyber Resilience Strategy and in that time SBRC, as one of a number of core partners to the delivery of the strategy, have been listening hard to what business is saying about its needs and also looking ahead to the introduction of basic standards of cyber security.
You may have heard of this activity through the vouchers scheme that Scottish Enterprise supported in helping small businesses to reach the minimum standard of Cyber Essentials.
Just before Christmas, as part of this incremental build on cyber security, the Scottish Government supported the post of a Cyber Essentials Coordinator for Scotland based at SBRC, Graham Bye, who is now in post. [email protected]
So what now?
Well, many companies have talked to us about who they can trust, who to use for cyber security advice and how a business can know if their third party suppliers on managed IT services, are complying themselves with good robust standards.
We are delighted to announce a Trusted Partners scheme through SBRC. This scheme carries the endorsement of our core partners in Police Scotland.
Trusted Partners is the group of companies working in Scotland who have passed the advanced status of being Cyber Essential Certifying Bodies. What does that mean? - Very simply, it means that they can advise companies on achieving that core standard of Cyber Essentials and for larger or more advanced companies, Cyber Essentials Plus.
Over the next few months we will be building awareness of this group and featuring these companies as a core group which we are pleased to promote to help businesses in Scotland.
So for now, here is a list of core cyber security Trusted Partners and the links to their websites:
Will the Trusted Partner scheme be broadened to include other aspects of Cyber Security in Scotland?
It may be, in the future, but for now we will concentrate on promoting this group as we move towards raising standards of cyber security in business across Scotland.
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