The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) has appointed a new ethical hacker to help provide “offensive security” advice for businesses across the country.
Declan Doyle will be responsible for managing the SBRC Ethical Hacking programme run through Abertay University, from which he recently graduated.
In his new role as part of the SBRC cyber team, Doyle will provide cybersecurity advice and guidance to SBRC member organisations.
Commenting on the appointment, Doyle said: “Ethical hacking is about offensive security and helping organisations identify their weak points to ensure they don’t fall victim to digital criminal activity.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to help Scottish businesses improve their cybersecurity and become more cyber resilient.”
SBRC CEO, Jude McCorry, added: “As technology rapidly advances, the need for ethical hackers and cybersecurity specialists increases every year. Identifying and mitigating weaknesses is a vital component of any organisation’s cybersecurity strategy.
“As Ethical Hacker, Declan will play an important role in helping Scottish businesses identify vulnerabilities and better secure their data.”
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Doyle joins amid an exciting period for the non-profit organisation. Earlier this week, SBRC confirmed the appointment of Kirstie Steele as Cyber Resilience Community Lead.
The SBRC said Steele’s appointment – and the establishment of the brand-new role – underlines its commitment to ensuring Scottish businesses have access to a range of cyber services.
McCorry commented: “Kirstie brings with her a wealth of experience raising awareness of key cyber-resilience practices and developing guidance to make Scotland a safer place to live and work.
“We are delighted to welcome her to the team and know she will make a tangible contribution to our work supporting organisations on their journey to cyber resilience.”