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Glasgow cyber firm issues security warning

A CYBER security firm has announced it is moving into a new office in Glasgow – and was quick to warn Scottish businesses that they face a growing threat of sophisticated attacks.

Cybersecurity training specialist id cyber solutions has unveiled new premises at Craighall Business Park. It will use the location to provide training and certification with courses to help organizations ward off cybersecurity threats.

Managing Director Ian Kerr said the opening was a “historic development” for the company amid growing risk from sophisticated cybercriminals.

Mr Kerr, a former detective and owner of a trademark protection firm, added: “It’s something all organizations need to take increasingly seriously – whether it’s a business or even from a charity – and the demand for our expertise has increased dramatically as high-profile cases galvanize others to action.

Cary Hendricks, director of id cyber solutions, a cybersecurity expert who has lectured to police around the world, said: “Cybersecurity is a ‘must have’ these days and it should be remembered, not just large companies that attract attacks. Small and medium-sized businesses are also considered fair game, are very much on the radar of cybercriminals looking for long-term rewards. The implications for small organizations are far-reaching and potentially devastating.

The new facility was unveiled by Stuart Patrick, chief executive of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, who announced that the Chamber would partner with the company to provide cybersecurity learning opportunities for businesses.