October News Round-Up

October News Round-Up

October News Round-Up

As part of our new year of themed activity under our Safer Business, Stronger Scotland campaign, this month we focussed on cyber resilience. Here’s a snapshot of the topics we covered this month:

October 1st - Highlands and Islands Enterprise clicks on to £465k investment in digital and innovation support programme for businesses

Businesses in the Highlands and Islands which want to develop their use of digital technology and innovation are set to benefit from a new £465,000 support programme.

October 2nd - Finalists announced for coveted Scottish Cyber Awards 2019

A group of elite cyber professionals leading the way in Scotland’s fight against cyber-crime have been announced as finalists of a coveted national award scheme.

October 3rd - Top ten threats to logistics: cyber-attacks

Continuing with our ‘top 10 biggest threats to logistics’ as given by industry experts, this week we’re looking at cyber-attacks.

October 18th - SBRC collaborates with HIE to deliver cyber resilience workshops in the Highlands and Islands

In collaboration with Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Scottish Business Resilience Centre is delivering a series of cyber resilience workshops in the Highlands and Islands to support local businesses in improving their ability to deal with digital incidents.

October 25th - Cyber Awareness Month: keeping your details safe on social media

As part of SBRC's Cyber Awareness Month, we discuss points to consider to keep yourself and your reputation safe online.

October 25th - Interview: Eamonn Keane, Head of Cyber & Innovation at SBRC

Former Police Scotland detective inspector and now head of cybersecurity and innovation at SBRC, Eamonn Keane, shares his thoughts on Scotland’s changing cybersecurity landscape and the importance of collaboration.

October 29th - Is the UK ready for the businesses of the future?

As part of Digital Vision for Cyber Security 2, an opinion paper released by Atos, Mandy Haeburn-Little, CEO of BRIM and Former Chief Executive of SBRC discusses the changing business expectations, hyper-connectivity, integral security and the importance of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre when tackling new cyber security challenges.

October 31st - The future of cyber security in Scotland: A career perspective

In October 2019, West Lothian College hosted their inaugural Interrupt 19: Daring to be digital festival. As part of the event, Eamonn Keane, Chief Operating Officer for Cyber and Innovation at the Scottish Business Resilience Centre discussed the future of cyber in Scotland with an insight on the career prospects in the industry with 250+ school pupils and guests from across Scotland in attendance.

October 31st - Top resilience tips to keep your business horror free this Halloween

This Halloween don’t allow your business to become another horror story. Criminals are always on the look-out to trick you as they want more than just candy – they want physical and online access to your business’ key and vulnerable information.


More news this October

October 3rd - Parliamentary reception 2019

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre held our annual parliamentary reception on Tuesday 1 October.

October 8th - Logistics News 8th October

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre regularly reviews the latest logistics news and keeps you up to date with what's happening in the industry.

October 8th - Scottish Fire and Rescue Service launch strategic plan

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has unveiled its comprehensive plan to help keep Scotland’s communities safe.

October 9th - Rise in counterfeit bank notes discovered in the Lothians and Borders

SBRC are making businesses aware of a recent increase in the amount of counterfeit Bank of England £50 notes being discovered in the Lothians and Borders having been passed to retailers.

October 16th - Top ten threats to logistics: compliance

Counting down our top ten threats to logistics, this week we're focusing on compliance.

October 18th - SBRC helps businesses spot the signs of modern slavery

This week, Serious Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Lead David MacCrimmon visited Barclays Bank to help raise awareness of Human Trafficking. Find out how you can do more to help tackle this growing issue.

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