With over 1.2 million Scots employed by SMEs, they are at the heart of our communities offering critical employment and training opportunities.

Although our businesses can safeguard us, they can also expose us. Cyber-attacks are on the increase and falling victim to one can have devastating consequences for an SME, with many unable to recover from loss of trading.

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) is a not-for-profit organisation which exists to support businesses of all shapes and sizes to enhance their ability to continue to trade in the event of disruption.

Our unique connection to Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, and the Scottish Government gives us exclusive access to the latest information on legislation and criminal trends and threats, allowing us to provide the very best resilience advice to help Scottish businesses safeguard their operations, their customers and their staff.

Only by being aware of the possible risks, can businesses be prepared and bounce back should the worst happen.

In addition to resilience advice, our cyber services offering has developed significantly over the past few years, with the aim of informing all sectors of our communities on how to raise and maintain their levels of digital resilience.

At SBRC we provide a comprehensive range of integrated cyber security services that help businesses assess, build and manage their cyber security capabilities, and respond to incidents and crises. Our services are designed to help build confidence, understand threats and make business environments more secure.

Although we’ve seen a positive trend towards increasing levels of cyber-security awareness, cyber-attacks are becoming ever more sophisticated and that’s where we can help businesses protect themselves.

Our teams deliver cyber security awareness-raising sessions, presentations and workshops across Scotland, signposting communities to free resources and toolkits.

If we could help your business and you would like to learn more, please contact enquiries@sbrcentre.co.uk or visit our website www.sbrcentre.co.uk