IoT Cyber Accelerator for Local Businesses
Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise team up to launch IoT Cyber Accelerator six-month programme for local businesses.
13:56 10 November 2019
Kate Forbes, the minister for public finance and digital economy, is set to unveil Scotland’s future vision of IoT cyber security at CENSIS’s sixth annual technology summit in Glasgow.
Teaming up with CENSIS, the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise will launch its IoT Cyber Accelerator six-month programme that will help up to five local companies in improving their networks, devices and approaches to product development and cyber security.
Forbes said: “The challenge of building security and resilience into digital products and services is something that is being wrestled with on a global stage. I’m delighted that the Scottish Government is supporting CENSIS and Scottish Enterprise to deliver this programme of activity which will see Scotland at the forefront of these developments.
“We have an ambitious cyber resilience strategy, which at its core is about making Scotland a safe place to live, learn and do business. Developing robust technology, in Scotland, rooted in principles of quality and trust, goes hand in hand with that.”
Paul Winstanley, chief executive of CENSIS, said: “It’s highly encouraging to see so many projects and initiatives underway which involve helping companies to adopt IoT and realise the benefits it can offer – Scotland is very much leading the way and the IoT Cyber Accelerator can underpin its growth across the country.”