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FullProxy joins Forth & Tay Offshore cluster to enhance Cyber security capabilities for the offshore wind sector

Glasgow, February, 12th, 2024– FullProxy, Scotland’s leading independent Scottish cyber security and web application specialists proudly announces its membership in the Forth & Tay Offshore Cluster, a strategic initiative aimed at fostering collaboration and innovation within the offshore wind sector. FullProxy’s involvement in the cluster indicates a dedication to supporting renewable energy companies and enhancing the cyber security infrastructure of organsations within the cluster. This enables them to access and leverage advanced cyber security resources effectively.

The Forth & Tay Offshore Cluster, centered in the hub of the east coast of Scotland, is dedicated to promoting the capabilities of companies and organisations within the offshore wind energy sector. By facilitating collaboration and offering support in skills development, it aims to establish the region as a hub for a thriving, wind energy companies who will be a fighting force in combating the climate crisis and providing clean energy to Scotland.

According the Office of National Statistics, “Renewable energies like wind are an important part of decarbonising our economy and slowing climate change. The share of renewable energy sources, including wind, in total energy consumption is also an indicator for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (7.2.1), to help build a more sustainable future.”
FullProxy’s proficiency in cyber security seamlessly aligns with the cluster’s objectives, delivering a pivotal layer of protection for organisations involved in offshore energy projects. As technology increasingly plays a crucial role in the UK’s critical infrastructure, the imperative for cyber security measures grows ever more significant to shield manufacturers from devastating attacks. Particularly prevalent in the energy sector are supply chain attacks, capable of causing organisations to lose crucial data, face downtime, and incur substantial financial losses. Consequently, integrating premium cyber security expertise should be an intrinsic focus within the energy sector to strengthen its defenses against potential threats.

Key highlights of FullProxy’s Involvement in the Forth & Tay Offshore Cluster:

1. Enhanced cyber security resources: FullProxy is committed to assisting organisations within the cluster in gaining better access to cyber security resources. This includes advanced threat detection, risk mitigation, and tailored solutions to address the unique challenges of the offshore wind sector.
2. Collaborative innovation: FullProxy will actively participate in the cluster’s initiatives to enhance innovation and collaboration among member organisations. By sharing insights and best practices, FullProxy aims to contribute to the collective strength and resilience of the offshore energy supply chain.
3. Risk awareness: As a member of the cluster, FullProxy will work towards increasing risk awareness and the importance of cyber security in the offshore wind sector. This will include educating members of the cyber security risks related to their sector, awareness on the latest products for security protection with the market, and access to expert advice from technical consultants to empower organisations with the latest insights and practices in cyber security.

4. Support for Skills Development: FullProxy recognises the significance of skilled professionals in maintaining an effective cyber security posture. The company will actively support skill development programs within the cluster, ensuring that the work force is equipped to address evolving cyber threats effectively.
FullProxy’s collaboration with the Forth & Tay Offshore Cluster showcases a shared commitment to the growth and sustainability of the offshore energy sector on the east coast of Scotland. By working together to strengthen cyber security measures, FullProxy aims to empower organisations within the cluster to navigate the digital landscape securely and seize new opportunities in the offshore wind industry.

FullProxy’s collaboration with the Forth & Tay Offshore Cluster showcases a shared commitment to the growth and sustainability of the offshore energy sector on the east coast of Scotland. By working together to strengthen cyber security measures, FullProxy aims to empower organisations within the cluster to navigate the digital landscape securely and seize new opportunities in the offshore wind industry.

About Forth & Tay Offshore Cluster: The Forth & Tay Offshore Cluster is a collaborative initiative designed to promote the capabilities of companies and organisations within the offshore wind sector. Through activities supporting innovation, collaboration, and skills development, the cluster aims to establish the east coast of Scotland as a thriving hub for the offshore energy supply chain.
Press Contact:

Shona Clive- Forth and Tay Project Lead

Email: shonaclive@scottishengineering.org.uk/ project.manager@forthandtayoffshore.co.uk

Contact number: 07967366731

Website: https://www.forthandtayoffshore.co.uk/

About FullProxy: FullProxy optimise, install & manage premium cyber security solutions to keep your business more secure in a changing world. Our highly experienced consultants are accredited to top tier expert status by F5 and Fortinet, ensuring your implementation is seamless and delivers ROI as soon as possible. FullProxy’s size means we’re agile and independent, so we can work alongside you to optimize the right solution for your organization. With a proven track record specifically in Healthcare, Education, Financial Services and Critical Infrastructure, we’re trusted and recommended by people like you.

Press Contact:
Abbie Ridgway – Digital Marketing Executive

Email:abbie.ridgway@fullproxy.com

Contact number: +44 141 291 5500

Website: https://www.fullproxy.com/about-us/ 

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