Cyber and Fraud Centre – Scotland set to bring cyber security awareness to Aberdeen

Jude McCorry

AS LEVELS of cybercrime and fraud continue to rise, Cyber and Fraud Centre – Scotland will host an event on improving cyber security measures for north-east public and third-sector organisations.   

Featuring as part of TechFest 2023, the event will take place at One Tech Hub, Aberdeen on 9th November and give an insight into building a robust cyber strategy, as well as resources for creating an incident response plan and advice on how to mitigate a cyberattack. 

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Attendees will also be given the chance to participate in an ‘Exercise-in-the-Box’ scenario to put their newfound knowledge into practice and learn how to address gaps in their companies’ cyber security plans, followed by a networking session.  

Last year’s National Cyber Security Centre annual review found that over two million instances of cyber-related fraud took place across the UK in the 12 months leading to March 2022. With cyber-crime so rampant, the Cyber and Fraud Centre aims to promote the importance of cyber security and assist organisations of all sizes in tackling and preventing cybercrime.  

Jude McCorry, CEO of Cyber and Fraud Centre – Scotland, said: ‘Every week we’re seeing companies find themselves victims of ransomware and cyber security attacks. Our Cyber Roadshow is coming to Aberdeen to help organisations and charities learn how best to preserve their cyber integrity, taking into account their unique circumstances as public and third-sector bodies. We’ll also provide tools for responding to a cyber-attack, should the worst happen, and there is a wide range of resources available on our website and via CyberScotland, as well as free training that can help organisations protect themselves against future cyber-attacks.” 

The Cyber and Fraud Centre also runs an Incident Response Helpline for any organisation concerned they have fallen victim to cybercrime which can be contacted on 0800 1670 623. It is run by Cyber and Fraud Centre in partnership with the Scottish Government and Police Scotland with a network of trusted third-party companies that provide expertise and assistance.  

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