FinTech Scotland has announced Check Point Software Technologies as a strategic partner. 

The specialist provider of cybersecurity solutions globally will unite with the independent not-for-profit body jointly established by the private sector and the Scottish Government, as the region’s focus on FinTech increases. 

The firm will bring a practical boost to cybersecurity awareness and engagement with Scottish fintech firms.

Roddy MacCallum, Head of Scotland at Check Point Software Technologies commented: “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.”

The partnership will see Check Point deliver cyber-security education and training initiatives to organisations operating in FinTech Scotland’s cluster. It will also work with the firm’s 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.

Nicola Anderson, interim CEO at FinTech Scotland added on the collaboration: “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 cybersecurity will help address those concerns and support fintech SME’s to confidently develop safe and secure innovation.”