As part of its commitment to ensuring Scottish organisations better understand cyber security and can identify their weaknesses to avoid cyber-crime, the Scottish Business Resilience Centre has appointed an Ethical Hacker. Declan Doyle.will be responsible for managing the SBRC Ethical Hacking programme run through Abertay University, from which he recently graduated and will be part of the SBRC cyber team, giving presentations and offering cyber security advice to SBRC member organisations. Commenting on his appointment, Declan said: “I’ve always been fascinated by the intersection of technology and crime. 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 cyber security and become more cyber resilient.” Jude McCorry, SBRC CEO added: “As technology rapidly advances, the need for ethical hackers and cyber security specialists increases every year. Identifying and mitigating weaknesses is a vital component of any organisation’s cyber security strategy. As Ethical Hacker, Declan will play an important role in helping Scottish businesses identify vulnerabilities and better secure their data.” This announcement follows SBRC’s recent appointment of Kirstie Steele as Cyber Resilience Community Lead, showing the organisation’s commitment to ensuring Scottish businesses have access to a range of cyber services.