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2017 Forward Focus from CEO May we start this New Year with a genuine wish for you of success, safety, health and fulfillment. 2017 seems already to have hit the ground running at amazing speed and no signs of a slow down at all. @MandyHL_SBRC

We look forward to working closely with you in the next year and to supporting and representing your interests wherever we can – and we hugely value your support. The year has a number of events already planned, it’s astonishing to think that Best Bar None National Awards will be on us before we know it in March and interestingly, and this is a mark of the strength of BBN, we are struggling now to find venues big enough to take 450 guests. Also already underway, is the second Scottish Cyber Awards planning and news on this will come out later towards the summer. There is also activity planned for a retail event, a Cyber conference and a whole host of outreach, surgeries and partner roadshows – so if you need us or we can help, please do shout.


One of our big events coming up is having the pleasure of inputting to the international Freight and Logistics event on Brexit coming to Scotland and we will have more news on this shortly. At Board level, our plans take us further in strengthening and developing all of the services we offer on Cyber and in particular we will be taking forward the debate on a proposed Cyber Hub for Scotland, encouraging Scottish business to help keep young Cyber skills here in Scotland, exploring the concept of a SOC for small business and launching with Police Scotland our trusted partners scheme. Our other big developing area is the roll out of our free online self-assessment tool '10 steps to Business Resilience' – this new and really easily accessible product will help business to

Understanding, supporting and acting as an advocate for our members is at the heart of what we do. We strive to exceed the expectations of our members, through the unique level of advice, support and expertise available through the Centre.

articulate its risk, gain clarity on where there may be opportunities to address vulnerability and equally importantly, where to go for help. We are very excited about these opportunities. As our services evolve, so the SBRC team has changes too and we pay particular tribute to three valued members of the team who have moved on to new roles, Matt, Breige and Varrie. Each of these colleagues and friends has played an integral part in our development as an organisation and every individual has contributed to our growth and range of skills. We owe each of them a debt of thanks for their contribution. We look forward to hearing of their future successes and wish them all the best for the new roles. Arriving, we will have details shortly of new office administrative support who will follow Tina Jackson into her role as Office Manager and we also welcome Chris Lewis our latest secondment from Police Scotland who is developing our retail and tourism links and support services. Also now in place is Graham Bye, whose role is to develop Cyber Essentials Standards in business across Scotland and also to expand the trusted information sharing platform SciNet. You are all extremely welcome. We hope that you enjoy this full and diverse edition and we thank you for your support. Mandy

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