Written 10 posts

Small Charities Coalition and NCC Group – Cyber Basics Training

6th March 2020

Turning cyber into something that safeguards small charities now and in the future     If you’re running or working for a small charity, there are one million things on your mind, and at least 15 of them that (should) demand your immediate and undivided attention. From governance to fundraising, from appointing trustees to digital…

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Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2020

4th March 2020

Jemma Stewart, the newest member of the Scottish Government’s Cyber Resilience Unit shares her journey and why the Modern Apprenticeship scheme was the correct career pathway for her.   “Throughout school I had always envisioned myself staying on till the very end then heading off to university to study a degree. As I got older,…

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Why you must be aware of information security essentials?

2nd March 2020

Companies have grown their investment in IT security by several times in the past decade. In 2019 alone, companies spent more than $60 million in IT security and the number is expected to increase further. This investment suggests that companies are becoming increasingly aware of the essentials of information security. Of the above investment, almost…

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Career in Cyber Security

19th February 2020

As part of our work to raise awareness of cyber security jobs, Skills Development Scotland have produced resources which support individuals and industry to navigate the cyber security careers and education landscape in Scotland.   Our Cyber Security Careers Map highlights the 15 most common roles in cyber security in Scotland and helps people understand…

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Phishing attacks and their implications from Techwarn

17th February 2020

Phishing attacks and their implications In the 21st century, a lot has changed in terms of technology. The advent of the internet has meant that most people have internet-connected devices. The Internet of Things IoT) describes connected devices that collect and also share data. Mobile phones, tablets, and computers are all used to access the…

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How SQA Digital Literacy units contribute to cyber skills development

29th January 2020

An effective way to be make sure your learners are cyber safe is to teach them to be digitally literate. That’s why SQA’s newly developed suite of Digital Literacy units at SCQF levels 2 to 6 have a strong focus on both cyber security and cyber resilience. These new units have been designed to equip…

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Cyber Scotland Week in Glasgow City Council

27th January 2020

Information security is a priority for Glasgow City Council, and having participated successfully in Cyber Scotland Week last year, we are keen to remind staff about the importance of looking after the information of our service users, staff and citizens as we go about delivering services. We work hard at Glasgow City Council to instil…

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Countdown to Cyber Scotland Week 2020

20th January 2020

4 weeks to go until Cyber Scotland Week 2020! On the 17 February, Cyber Scotland Week will kick off a week-long celebration of all things cyber. Throughout the 17-23 February, events will be taking place all across the country with the aim of raising awareness of good practice, showcasing innovative work that is happening across…

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Time to get engaged? — how industry can help develop the cyber skills of the future

13th January 2020

The latest report looking at Scotland’s Digital Technologies 2019 states that the number of people needed to support Scotland’s tech industry has significantly increased, with more than 13,000 jobs available each year in Scotland. The demand for cyber security skills also continues to increase fast, and the Scottish Government, in partnership with Skills Development Scotland,…

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11th July 2019

Kalina, 21, from Aberdeen shares her experience of being part of the young people’s DigiKnow? steering group. In July 2018, I applied to be part of a new cyber resilience based project with Young Scot and after a successful selection day, became a member of a young people’s steering group. In the months that followed,…

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