Scots Industry Group Crowned Best Counter Terrorism Project

by Fraser Clarke

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

SBRC Group Takes Home Top Industry Accolade for Raising Awareness of Terrorism

A WORKING group of organisations formed to help safeguard Scotland’s national security has won recognition at the 2019 Counter Terror Awards.

The Security Industry Safer Scotland CT (SISS-CT) group is an industry-led collective which operates in collaboration with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC), Police Scotland, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and various security companies.

It picked up the award for Best Counter Terrorism Project across the whole of the UK and Ireland for its work to develop and implement an effective counter terrorism awareness campaign.

The awards, hosted by Lord Reid of Cardowan, aim to recognise the efforts of organisations in both the public and private sectors to improve counter terrorism strategy both at home and overseas.

David MacCrimmon, Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Lead at SBRC, said: “It’s fantastic news for Scotland and shows that this partnership work is really working.

“It’s great that we’re able to make a tangible difference by working together and share insights for the greater good of the country.

“We all know the threat from terrorism as highlighted by news reports from horrific acts around the world, so it’s essential that we continue this work to ensure we can make consistent improvements to our counter terrorism practices.”

The SISS-CT group works to enhance the capability and capacity of the security industry in Scotland to counter terrorism.

It does this by sharing knowledge and best practice within the group while also arranging training and various awareness-raising events.

David continued: “It’s brilliant to win this award, but this is only the start.

“We’re looking to extend our offering to provide practical training, testing and exercising with the blue light organisations.

“SBRC exists to support and help protect Scottish businesses and we’re proud to play such an influential role in safeguarding the country’s security.”

The SBRC offers a wide range of business resilience services, delivered by an expert team of trusted professionals, seconded police and fire officers and innovative Ethical Hacking students from Abertay University.

It works in partnership with other organisations, partners and members to protect the people, places and processes involved in Scottish businesses and constantly looks at new ways to keep them free from risk.

 

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