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SBRC partners with RBS to offer cybersecurity training

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The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have partnered to provide cybersecurity workshops to the bank’s corporate and commercial customers.

RBS, an SBRC member, worked with the business resiliency organisation to understand how its local authority and higher education customers could be better informed and prepared to deal with digital crime. This new initiative will include ‘Exercise in a Box’ workshops and ‘Executive Scenario Planning’ sessions, adapted to suit each partaking organisation.

“While all our customers have been impacted from the grips of the pandemic over the last two years, the everyday challenges we faced before it have not disappeared – including cyber hacks and scams,” said Malcolm Buchanan, Managing Director, Corporate and Commercial Banking, Scotland at Royal Bank of Scotland.  

“The threat of cybersecurity related incidents is higher than ever, and so where we can support a proportion of our customer base by providing guidance and access to education to ensure they don’t become the next victim – we will. By partnering with the SBRC, we will not only be able to directly introduce our customers to cyber experts but will be able to extend the education of so many of our local authority and higher education customers who want the skills and expertise to address the threat at hand.”

Jude McCorry, CEO of SBRC added, “Time and time again, we see fear overcome individuals and organisations when the topic of becoming cyber ready is raised. The proactivity being shown by the Royal Bank in extending the already strong relationship with the SBRC is to be commended. This partnership that we have created with the Royal Bank and the steps they are taking to support their customers is unique in Scotland. Through the programmes and workshops that we will deliver, it will contribute to will further extending the cyber awareness of organisations across Scotland.”

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