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More spaces added to online cyber security courses after high demand from Scottish pupils

19th May 2020

More young people in Scotland, particularly girls, are being invited to take part in a new series of free, online cyber security courses this summer, giving them the opportunity to develop valuable digital skills and enrich their problem-solving abilities. The free CyberFirst courses, created by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in partnership with skills…

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Cyber Resilience COVID-19 Bulletin

6th May 2020

The Scottish Government’s Cyber Resilience Unit is producing a regular ‘CyberScotland Bulletin’ for business organisations, public sector organisations, charities and the general public. The Scottish Government Cyber Resilience Unit is sharing important cyber security information from trusted sources, including the National Cyber Security Centre, Police Scotland and Trading Standards Scotland. As of 1 October 2020,…

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New virtual cyber school gives teens chance to try out as cyber security agents from home

1st May 2020

Young people encouraged to join online learning to develop cyber security skills Cyber Discovery – Virtual Cyber School Thousands of young people are being offered the chance to join a virtual cyber security school as part of plans to make sure the country develops the next generation of professional cyber defenders. Teens can learn how to…

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NCSC Launch New Online Security Campaign

22nd April 2020

Cross-governmental ‘Cyber Aware’ campaign launched, which offers actionable advice for people to protect passwords, accounts and devices.   Concern that criminals could look to capitalise on increased use of Internet devices The National Cyber Security Centre, a part of GCHQ; Launched ‘Cyber Aware’ campaign promoting behaviours to mitigate threats Created a world-leading scam reporting service…

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2nd Cyber Resilience Learning and Skills Update

18th February 2020

We’re delighted to attach the second Cyber Resilience Learning and Skills Update, following on from the first in August. Find out what’s been happening in the past few months and what the current big ticket issues are. You can read about cyber resilience learning and skills activity taking place in our:   schools colleges communities…

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Cyber Resilience Learning and Skills Events Calendar

10th February 2020

Here is a list of forthcoming events. Some are open, some are invitation-only, and some are for information only — to help avoid clashes when you’re planning events of your own. If you would like an event to be listed on this page, please email cyberresilience@gov.scot   FEBRUARY 2020         15th February…

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Cyber First Girls Competition – there’s still time to sign up!

8th January 2020

The NCSC are working hard to get more girls interested in a career in cyber security. The CyberFirst Girls Competition provides a fun but challenging environment to inspire the next generation of young women to consider a career in cyber security. Hyndland Secondary School’s Mr Mullin and three students explain their enthusiasm for the CyberFirst…

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Cyber Security is an issue for every organisation no matter how small

7th November 2019

Chief Executive of Housing Options Scotland, Moira Bayne, explains why cyber security is an issue for every organisation no matter how small. I have been asked to write a blog on cyber security. On the face of it this is unlikely as me writing a blog on my first marathon or how I won Bake…

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Become a digital human, and fast forward your future

4th October 2019

Skills Development Scotland has produced a new overview of the digital technologies sector in Scotland. Ketty Lawrence, Project Manager for Digital Technologies at SDS, gives us her personal view on the research. Digital technology is booming in Scotland, continuing to transform the way we live while having an increasingly disruptive effect on business. The tech…

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Reflections of a Cyber Resilience Co-ordinator

26th September 2019

Alison Stone talks about her new role as Cyber Resilience Co-ordinator at SCVO “That job description sounds like a challenge – I fancy that!” I can’t believe it is three months since I uttered those words and a mere one and a half months since the challenge became mine. My name is Alison Stone and…

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