Cyber Resilience

  • 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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  • Andrew McSherry from Scottish Canals on cyber resilient best practice

    7th November 2017 by

    Tell us a bit about yourself and your role at Scottish Canals. I’ve worked in IT for nearly 25 years  in a variety of leadership roles in a number of sectors ranging from retail and manufacturing to facility management. I was initially brought into Scottish Canals to reviews its ICT provisioning before being appointed Head...

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  • Cyber Comms Toolkit for September – Data Breaches

    30th August 2017 by

    As hackers become more and more sophisticated, the risk of a data breach has become a regular occurrence. Cyber criminals are after your money, your data and your intellectual property.   The National Cyber Security Centre believes the average cost of a data breach for a business is between £600k and £1.5m. One in four...

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  • Draft Public Sector Action Plan and Best Practice Guidelines – Views Welcome

    8th August 2017 by

    Back in May we announced that we would be accelerating an action plan to help the public sector defend against cyber-attacks, including best practice guidelines for all organisations. We now have a Draft Public Sector Action Plan and Best Practice Guidelines – developed in partnership with the National Cyber Resilience Leaders Board and its Cross-Public Sector Group...

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  • Cyber Comms Toolkit for August – Online Fraud

    26th July 2017 by

    Summer is here so it’s time to kick back and enjoy ourselves! However, while we relax and maybe spend more time online planning a holiday or festival, there are those who won’t have our best interests at heart. In fact, figures from Action Fraud suggest the average amount lost per person to online fraud during...

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