SBRC Re-Brand to Cyber and Fraud Centre Scotland
If you own a business in Scotland or manage IT, it’s in your best interest to pay attention to this!
Scottish businesses are being increasingly plagued by cyberattacks with many businesses forced into closure after unexpected costs. You can see the extent of this with cybercrime almost doubling from 2019-20 to 2021-22; and in that same time, fraud also increasing by 86%!
Do Remember: these numbers are only from cases that have been reported. A large number of businesses do not report if they have been the victim of an attack (especially if they have paid a ransom) so the numbers could be higher in reality!
The plague of cyberattacks is leaving an abundance of businesses in the dust as the cases rise so rapidly.
So, with this, I wondered if you have done anything to protect your business? If you’ve not, know that you’re not alone. We’ve come across many businesses in Scotland that haven’t changed any of their cybersecurity in the last few years to align with the ever-growing threat. And, if you’re one of them, don’t panic!
In this blog post, you’ll learn about the organisations who are there to protect your business and how you can leverage their expertise for your protection.
The ‘Scottish Business Resilience Centre’ is an ’employee-first’ organisation which exists to make sure Scottish businesses are resilient enough to fight cybercrime and fraud. For years, they’ve worked with Police Scotland and the Scottish Government on how they can keep Scottish businesses stay safe.
If you’ve not heard of them before, it’s okay, you’ve heard of them now!
Re-Brand to Cyber and Fraud Centre Scotland
With the added pressure of cybercrime, the SBRC decided that it was time to re-brand to Cyber and Fraud Centre Scotland to put more focus on empowering and educating businesses across Scotland on the risks of cybercrime.
The CEO of Cyber and Fraud Centre Scotland (Jude McCorry) had the following to say about cybercrime in Scotland:
“Financial fraud – including cybercrime – is set to be reclassified as a threat to national security, which will see it treated as seriously as terrorism and civil emergencies. We’ve seen a huge increase in this type of crime over the past year, and a lot of victims don’t get the support they need – which is why we’ve added fraud to our organisation’s purpose.
Cybercrime such as cyber-attacks and financial fraud often cause businesses to pause operations; ransomware attacks prevent them from accessing their systems, and financial fraud could render them unable to pay wages and suppliers. This can be devastating for small businesses and charities in particular, who may end up ceasing operations entirely”
The old SBRC come new Cyber Fraud Centre Scotland is changing to protect your business from the bad guys. But it’s up to you to use their services!
I would recommend to have a look on their website and see how they can protect your business.
The Time Is Now
If you can admit over the last few years you’ve not added extra care to your cybersecurity, now is the time to educate yourself more about it. The Cyber and Fraud Centre Scotland is there to protect your business and everybody in it!
They keep their website up to date with the latest in Scottish cybersecurity, the hold events and get guest speakers from Police Scotland (the most recent being on the 22/02/23, I’ll post what we learned there soon!).
How They Can Keep You Safe
Follow them (or us!) on social media to stay up to date on the latest trends in cybersecurity and start a conversation with them. They also have cybersecurity training that you can try!
The best way to keep your business safe is education! If you keep yourself updated with the latest trends and software, you can protect your business.
Need More Information?
Alternatively, if you’re looking to protect your business but don’t have the time to keep up to date with The Cyber and Fraud Centre Scotland – contact us here at Jera!
Here at Jera, we keep ourselves updated with the latest trends and software so that our clients (and ourselves) can keep our private information safe. We also try to attend the
If you’re looking for any more information, contact us today!