PUBLIC and third sector organisations in the Borders have been invited to join a free cyber security session.

The workshop, organised by the Scottish Businesses Resilience Centre (SBRC), will see organisations from Galashiels and around the Borders take part in SBRC's Exercise in a Box programme, which it has toured around Scotland.

The free session will be held at the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel in March and will focus on incident response, cyber exercising as well as providing guidance on training employees on the basics of cyber.

Jude McCorry, CEO of the SBRC said: “Unfortunately no organisation is immune to cyber attacks, which is why we are taking these workshops on the road.

"You don’t need any technical knowledge to help prevent your organisation against a cyber incident, and the workshops have been designed with that in mind.

"Our ethical hackers will be on hand to answer any questions, too.

“This is a great opportunity to not only update and implement a cyber response plan, but to network with other local organisations with an interest in cyber security.

"I encourage anyone from the public and third sector in the Borders to sign up quickly as spaces are filling up!”

‘Exercise in Box’ was developed by the National Cyber Security Centre and has been delivered across Scotland by the SBRC since late 2020 with support from the Scottish Government and input from Police Scotland and other stakeholders.

The workshop will be held on Thursday, March 16 at the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel.

More information on the workshop, and details on how to sign up can be found here.