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PARTNERSHIP TO SUPPORT CYBER INCIDENT RESPONSE HELPLINE FOR SMES

Check Point Software Technologies , a

leading provider of cybersecurity solutions globally , has partnered with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre ( SBRC ) to support its new cyber incident response helpline for the Scottish SME community .
The free helpline , which is the first of its kind in the UK , launched in October 2020 in the face of rising cyberthreats towards businesses and charities in the SME community across Scotland . The helpline provides both immediate and ongoing support to SMEs and third sector organisations after a suspected cyber incident , giving them expert guidance on handling the incident and returning to secure operations .
As an expert provider of incident response services , Check Point is the first cybersecurity solutions vendor to join the SBRC ’ s ‘ Cyber Incident Response Cadre ’ of partners providing support for businesses that have been hit by cyberattacks .

IN MANY CASES , SMES DON ’ T HAVE THE EXPERT RESOURCES AVAILABLE IN-HOUSE TO DEAL WITH CYBER- INCIDENTS AND DON ’ T KNOW WHO TO TURN TO FOR HELP .
Following an initial call to a Cyber Incident Response Manager at SBRC , organisations targeted by suspected attacks are then directed to members of the cadre ’ s incident response teams , including Check Point , who provide an hour of free support to organisations , to help them identify and contain the threat , and minimise its impact .
Check Point can also handle the incident lifecycle from triage to remediation with detailed documentation and reports , irrespective of whether the clients are existing Check Point customers .
Roddy MacCallum , Head of Scotland at Check Point Software Technologies
The 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report showed that 28 % of all breach victims globally were SMEs , with 54 % of attempted attacks on SMEs being successful , compared to just 7 % success at larger companies . A total of 62 % of SMEs say they lack the skills to deal with cybersecurity issues .
“ Being able to help SMEs that have been targeted by cyberattacks to recover quickly is critical to their continued operation . In many cases , SMEs don ’ t have the expert resources available in-house to deal with cyber-incidents and don ’ t know who to turn to for help ,” said Roddy MacCallum , Head of Scotland at Check Point Software Technologies . “ By partnering with SBRC on its cyber incident response helpline , we can give SMEs access to the knowledge and support they need to recover as fast as possible from attacks and help protect the digital health of our community .”
Mark Cunningham-Dickie , SBRC ’ s Cyber Incident and Response Manager , added : “ We ’ re delighted to welcome Check Point as a new member of the SBRC Cyber Cadre team . Check Point ’ s credentials in incident response is outstanding and they join a group of other dedicated organisations that will support the local SME community .” �
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