Cyber Resilience

Cyber Scotland Week

March 4, 2019 by No Comments | Category Cyber Resilience, Cyber resilience communications, Cyber Resilience Education, Cyber Resilient Business

This year the Scottish Government and ScotlandIS, with key partners from across Scotland, will launch a new initiative, Cyber Scotland Week (22nd April – 28th April 2019). 

A host of events will showcase the exceptional innovation taking place in the sector, while raising awareness of good cyber resilience practice and promoting a career within the industry. Cyber Scotland Week will bring together influencers, experts and the next generation of talent to explore and learn about the potential rewards and challenges in this fast-changing threat landscape.

Events taking part during Cyber Scotland Week include:

·         The UK Government’s flagship cyber event, CYBERUK 2019, will bring leading international cyber intelligence and security experts together and provide a platform for business leaders to learn how to protect and secure their organisations’ information, finances and reputation;

·         A cyber-themed event for 500 school children at the Glasgow Science Centre offering three floors of interactive exhibits, hands on workshops, including a Cryptography and DIY Gamer workshop, with opportunities to ‘meet the expert’ and learn about cyber career paths and opportunities;    

·         The Big Data Show, an interactive and fun piece of theatre that helps young people to see for themselves how criminals can hack their devices and steal personal data, performed in Glasgow and elsewhere;

·         LEAD Scotland will be hosting a cyber resilience workshop for people with disabilities, carers and volunteers with the aim of encouraging those who attend to pass their learning on to others;

·         ‘Cyber Security for the SME’, an event hosted by the Perth College, University of the Highland and Islands, will provide an overview of the cyber risks associated with doing business in the modern landscape, and the approaches that can be employed to prepare and respond to incidents should they happen;

 ·         A conference for college staff, hosted by College Development Network, will offer ideas and resources to embed cyber resilience into their learning and teaching while helping them understand the range of cyber security career opportunities they can promote;

 ·         CBI Scotland will host a morning session for their members to discuss supply chain risk and 2019 risks and challenges;

 ·         And Scottish Union Learning will organise a range of cyber stalls and drop-in activities across Scotland, offering bite-size sessions on how to be more safe and secure in the cyber world.

The Scottish Government and ScotlandIS are encouraging organisations, large and small, across the country to consider hosting their own event.

 To find out more, visit the www.cyberscotlandweek.scot


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