Scotland backs cyber skills push

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 27 November 2020 in News
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Scottish Government-backed entity FinTech Scotland will team up with cyber security firm Check Point to deliver education and training initiatives to organisations in the Scottish tech sector, it has been announced.

Check Point will work with FinTech Scotland, an independent not-for-profit organisation jointly established by the private sector and the Scottish Government, to help fintech SMEs enable cyber-security to help protect businesses against cyber threats targeting networks, cloud deployments and mobile devices.

Roddy MacCallum, head of Scotland at Check Point Software Technologies, said: “Scotland is home to a phenomenal pool of fintech talent. However, as with many sectors, these firms face complex challenges right now, as they navigate the changes to their networks due to the rapid digital transformation and remote working practices forced upon us all.”


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“By partnering with FinTech Scotland, we aim to equip these firms with the tools and support they need to ensure cybersecurity is deeply embedded within their business in these challenging times and beyond.”

FinTech Scotland was jointly established by the financial services sector, universities and Scottish Government to help that Scotland pursue FinTech opportunities through financial innovation, collaboration and inclusion.

Nicola Anderson, interim CEO at FinTech Scotland, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Check Point as a strategic partner. They join a group of global organisations that have decided to support the development and growth of the Scottish fintech cluster. Cyber threats are one of the biggest concerns for fintech entrepreneurs. Involving a global expert in cyber security will help address those concerns and support fintech SME’s to confidently develop safe and secure innovation.”

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Liam Kirkaldy is Liam Kirkaldy is online editor at PublicTechnology sister publication Holyrood, where this story first appeared. He tweets as @HolyroodLiam.

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