The new recruit will support Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Government to support Scottish businesses of all sizes. They will also lead Curious Frank, a subdivision of SBRC which works with a team of student ethical hackers from Abertay University in Dundee to ensure organisations are as resilient as possible by stress-testing their cyber-security.
Eamonn Keane, head of cyber security and innovation with SBRC, said: “We’re continuing to see a growing focus on the importance of cyber security and the value of ethical hacking in making SMEs more resilient to cyber-attacks. Our next chief ethical hacker will lead our dedicated team working with businesses to break into their systems through methods they know criminal hackers are using, to help them learn how to fill any gaps in their security.
“The team also tests the effectiveness and resilience of the security systems businesses already have in place. We think this is a really exciting opportunity to join our expanding organisation and take on a significant role in reducing the threat of cyber crime to Scottish businesses.”
SBRC is looking for an experienced graduate of ethical hacking or cyber security with leadership qualities and who can explain the complexities of cyber security to all types of businesses.