Former Police Scotland cybercrime and cyber security expert Robbie Ross has joined Aberdeen-based IT firm Converged Communication Solutions as Chief Security Officer.
Ross spent 20 years working in the police force, most recently as part of Police Scotland’s cybercrime prevention unit as a cybercrime safety prevention and resilience liaison officer.
Prior to transferring to the cybercrime prevention unit he was a counter terrorism security advisor.
"Cyber security is a hugely important issue," said Ross. "Its prominence has been heightened in recent months with the increase in home working and online shopping and will remain a significant business issue going forward.
“Everyone has a part to play in cyber security as it is not just the responsibility of an IT department. It is important that organisations and their staff understand this, and everyone recognises how they can help to protect an organisation and themselves from a cyber attack.”
Converged MD Neil Christie added: “Robbie has a vast knowledge of cybercrime and cyber security, and an in-depth understanding of its impact on the nation. This means that our clients will receive a distinctive insight into the importance of having robust cyber defences.”