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Founding NCSC Chief Exec Ciaran Martin Joins SBRC Board

Ross Kelly

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Ciaran Martin

Martin will help strengthen the SBRC’s strategic cyber relationships across the UK.

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) has announced that Ciaran Martin, the founding CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has joined its board.

In his new role at SBRC, Martin will work closely with Chief Executive Jude McCorry and the wider organisation to help build its broader cyber strategy and strengthen its relationship with industry and government.

Commenting on the appointment, McCorry said: “Businesses have never before experienced the strain that they currently face as a direct result of Brexit and Covid-19.

“Added to the fact that we have seen a noticeable rise in cyberattacks on businesses if the extremely tough market conditions don’t negatively impact a business, a security breach might.

“The role of business resilience centres has never been more important. Ciaran’s experience with the NCSC, Cabinet Office and GCHQ will allow us to ensure that our own cyber strategy is industry-leading and reinforce Scotland as one of the world leaders in cybersecurity.”

Martin served as the first Chief Executive of the NCSC following its creation and launch in 2016. During his time at the Centre, Martin played a key role in its rapid development and expansion.

In August this year, he left his role as Chief Executive at the NCSC to pursue new opportunities and was replaced by Lindy Cameron.

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Martin added: “The work that the SBRC does is unique; the collaboration and connection it has with its partners has helped to cement its position as one of the foremost business resilience organisations in Europe.

“I look forward to working with Jude and the team to support their vision and further enhance the organisation’s cybersecurity expertise.”

The appointment of Martin marks another significant move for the SBRC in 2020. The organisation has unveiled a number of high-profile additions throughout the year, including the appointment of Mark Cunningham-Dickie for the newly-created position of Cyber Incident and Response Manager.

Ross Kelly

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