Two new projects in the fields of cyber security and Internet of Things (IoT) are being launched by ScotlandIS – the body representing Scotland’s digital technologies industry.
‘Mobility as a Service’ (MaaS) Scotland – in partnership with Technology Scotland – seeks to bring all means of travel, transport providers, and payment options together into one single service, giving customers instant access to all public transport, from trains and trams to buses and bicycles. It will also enable the collection and analysis of data from sensors and imaging systems to improve air quality and citizen security. Technology Scotland is a cluster organisation for industry, academia, and other institutes engaged in emerging technologies, such as advanced materials, electronics, nanotechnology, photonics, and advanced manufacturing.
‘Cyber Resilience’ – a coordinated project between ScotlandIS and the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) will be working with the public and private sectors towards making the cyber security industry attractive to investors and “deliver a compelling international proposition”. The SBRC seeks to create a safe environment where business can trade securely – encompassing everything from cyber threat, secure premises and employee safety, to bogus crime, counter terrorism and metal theft.
Polly Purvis, chief executive of ScotlandIS, said: “Building intelligent and coordinated public transport networks will be key in addressing society’s mobility needs in the years ahead and our members will be involved in shaping this major project. Cyber resilience is already a vital area with a constant need to protect businesses, and society in general. The cyber resilience project presents exceptional opportunities for companies to develop new products and services to ensure a secure operating environment for businesses, and citizens. For our members, being involved in the respective clusters allows them to influence major digital projects that will benefit Scotland as a whole and will provide business opportunities here and further afield.”