Cyber Resilience

  • Cyber Resilience COVID-19 Bulletin

    6th May 2020 by

    The Scottish Government’s Cyber Resilience Unit is producing a regular ‘Cyber Resilience Bulletin’ for business organisations, public sector organisations, charities and the general public. As a result of the significant rise in COVID-19 related scams, over the next few months, the Scottish Government Cyber Resilience Unit is sharing important cyber security information from trusted sources,...

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  • NCSC Launch New Online Security Campaign

    22nd April 2020 by

    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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  • Cyber Resilience Learning and Skills Events Calendar

    10th February 2020 by

    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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  • Become a digital human, and fast forward your future

    4th October 2019 by

    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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  • Cyber Scotland Week

    4th March 2019 by

    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...

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  • CyberFirst Girls Competition 2019 – a chance to shine

    14th January 2019 by

      The CyberFirst Girls Competition is back for 2019 and it promises to be bigger than ever before. In 2017, when we developed the idea of holding a competition to encourage more young girls to study GCSE computer science, I don’t think we appreciated the huge interest that it would generate and the fantastic talent that it...

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  • Government challenges Scotland’s cyber savvy women of the future

    10th December 2018 by

      ·         12-13 year olds can now register for CyberFirst Girls Competition  ·         Finals will be hosted in Edinburgh for the first time  ·         Competition designed to increase global female cyber workforce from 11%     CYBER savvy girls in Scotland have been challenged by the Government to pit their digital wits against one another in...

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  • New action plan to boost Scotland’s cyber security industry

    26th September 2018 by

    A new action plan will encourage the growth of innovative Scottish cyber security research to deliver world-leading cyber security goods and services. The Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise will work with key partners to ensure Scotland fully exploits the economic growth opportunities of the increasing demand for cyber security goods. Scottish Enterprise will receive just...

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  • The ‘One Reset’ you need to protect your emails from hackers

    21st February 2018 by

    Do you use the same password across all of your online accounts or share personal details via email? If so, you’re not alone. A new survey from the Government’s Cyber Aware campaign and global information services company Experian has revealed over half of respondents (52%) aged 18-25 and 27% of respondents from all age groups...

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  • Competition launches to crown UK’s most cyber-savvy girls

    16th January 2018 by

    Female pupils in Scottish schools encouraged to create teams to enter UK cyber challenge Eight teams from Scottish schools finished in competition’s top 100 last year NCSC and GCHQ experts have devised 100 challenges for the teams to crack Global shortage of female cyber security staff – but 8,000 UK girls entered 2017 contest Young...

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