Lisa Fiander is the first female to join the team of Ethical Hackers and is set to play a key role in Scotland’s growing battle against cyber crime – and hopes to see a transformation in the gender balance of computing and technological industries.
In an innovative tie-up with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC), 20-year-old student, Lisa, will join fellow computer experts providing crucial, affordable services to protect companies – particularly vulnerable small firms – from e-criminals and scammers.
Lisa, who is currently in her third year of studies at the University of Abertay, said: “I am hugely excited to become part of the SBRC’s Ethical Hacking programme which is clearly growing in importance and influence year on year.”
Each academic year, an enrolment of students from the University of Abertay’s Ethical Hacking course join the SBRC, to gain practical paid experience in a business environment.
The SBRC is the Scottish Government and Police Scotland’s business resilience delivery arm, and is tasked with delivering the cyber resilience strategy to help equip SMEs with the tools and knowledge to combat e-crime.
For more information on the cyber assessment services, visit www.sbrc.co.uk.