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FinTech Scotland signs partnership with cyber security software firm



Cyber security solutions provider Check Point Software Technologies has become a strategic partner of FinTech Scotland.

The partnership will see Check Point deliver education and training initiatives to firms operating in FinTech Scotland’s cluster. It will also work with the fintech startups to enable cyber security from the outset, with focused solutions to help protect against cyber threats targeting networks, cloud deployments and mobile devices.

FinTech Scotland is an independent, not-for-profit body jointly established by the private sector and the Scottish Government, supported by a range of global financial services, technology and professional services firms, as well as University of Edinburgh and University of Strathclyde, the Financial Conduct Authority and Scottish Enterprise.

Check Point is an American-Israeli firm specialising in network, endpoint, cloud and mobile data security.

“Scotland is home to a phenomenal pool of fintech talent, however, as with many sectors, these firms face complex challenges right now, as they navigate the changes to their networks due to the rapid digital transformation and remote working practices forced upon us all,” said Roddy MacCallum, head of Scotland at Check Point Software Technologies. “By partnering with FinTech Scotland, we aim to equip these firms with the tools and support they need to ensure cybersecurity is deeply embedded within their business in these challenging times and beyond.”

Nicola Anderson, interim chief executive at FinTech Scotland, commented: “Cyber threats are one of the biggest concerns for fintech entrepreneurs, so involving a global expert in cyber security will help address those concerns and support fintech SME’s to confidently develop safe and secure innovation.”

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Last week, FinTech Scotland named Google Cloud as its latest global business partner.



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