Check Point Software (NASDAQ: CHKP), a global provider of cyber-security solutions, announced on Tuesday it has become a strategic partner of FinTech Scotland, an independent not-for-profit body jointly established by the private sector and the Scottish Government. Check Point solutions bring a practical boost to cyber-security awareness and engagement with Scottish fintech firms.
“The partnership will see Check Point deliver cyber-security education and training initiatives to organizations operating in FinTech Scotland’s cluster. It will also work with the fintech SMEs to enable cyber-security from the outset with focused solutions to help protect their businesses against cyber threats targeting networks, cloud deployments and mobile devices.”
Through the partnership, Check Point also brings its expertise and global experience on cyber security, which will help further develop Scotland’s position as a global fintech cluster. Speaking about the partnership, Roddy MacCallum, Head of Scotland at Check Point Software Technologies, stated:
“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. 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 CEO at FinTech Scotland, further commented:
“We’re delighted to welcome Check Point as a strategic partner. They join a group of global organisations that have decided to support the development and growth of the Scottish fintech cluster. Cyber threats are one of the biggest concerns for fintech entrepreneurs. Involving a global expert in cyber security will help address those concerns and support fintech SME’s to confidently develop safe and secure innovation.”
FinTech Scotland is notably supported by a broad range of global financial services, technology, and professional services firms, as well as University of Edinburgh and University of Strathclyde, the Financial Conduct Authority, Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise.