Business continuity in the spotlight to kick-off Cyber Scotland Week

Jai Aenugu, managing director at TechForce

AN ABERDEEN firm is marking Cyber Scotland Week by hosting an expert discussion around decisive action to take in the aftermath of a cybersecurity attack.

City-based cybersecurity specialist, The TechForce, has announced a line-up of speakers – including Amitabha Sikder of the London Stock Exchange, John Duncan of Total, and Robert Smith of NorthLink Ferries – who will share a platform at the Robert Gordon University (RGU).

Around 70 businesspeople, academics and students are expected to attend the educational event, ‘Recovering from a cyber-attack: business continuity and lessons learned’, that will explore the business and organisational challenges created by cybercrime.

The esteemed panel will share their experience of events during and after respective cyber-attacks, the steps they took to maintain business continuity, how each business recovered and practical advice for guests on what to do now to protect critical data and systems.

The free-to-attend event, which includes networking, pizza and a Q&A session, will be held at the Sir Ian Wood Building, Garthdee Road on Monday, February 17 (6pm-8:30pm).

It is being held as part of Cyber Scotland Week (February 17-23), a Scottish Government-backed initiative to showcase innovation and promote career opportunities across the sector. Limited spaces are available and can be secured by registering through Eventbrite.

Jai Aenugu, managing director at The TechForce, said: “We’re excited to be hosting this event and have the opportunity to share the important message of what to do in the event of a cyber-attack with a diverse audience. With rising concerns around cyber security, this is an excellent opportunity for businesspeople and young people here in the north-east to benefit from practical advice about the cyber-attacks which are affecting organisations today.

“I’m extremely grateful to our panel of speakers for giving up their time to share their own unique perspectives on how to tackle the issue. Although any cyber-attack can often be extremely damaging for businesses and organisations, regardless of their size, it will be encouraging to hear first-hand how these individuals have helped ensure business continuity and put in place steps to allow for recovery.”

Located at Balmoral Hub, Wellington Circle, The TechForce specialises in cyber security solutions, consultancy and security awareness training to medium-to-large organisations.

The business was recently awarded a place on the highly competitive G-Cloud 11 framework, the Government’s cloud and IT services procurement platform. It has also been recognised with Approved Cyber Essentials Practitioner (Advanced) status to support clients achieve Cyber Essentials Plus.

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