Cyber Resilience

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

    19th May 2020 by

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

    1st May 2020 by

    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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  • Career in Cyber Security

    19th February 2020 by

    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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  • 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   FEBRUARY 2020         15th February...

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

    13th January 2020 by

    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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  • Learning and Skills Cyber Resilience Newsletter

    29th August 2019 by

    Here is the latest update on cyber resilience learning and skills activity in Scotland Newsletter -Learning and Skills – August 19 Since the Scottish Government launched the Cyber Resilience Learning and Skills Action Plan in 2018, Scotland has achieved a step-change in embedding cyber resilience into its education and lifelong learning system. We have achieved...

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  • DigiKnow?

    11th July 2019 by

    Digiknow? banner with steering group

    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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  • Cyber Security Challenge UK partners with Scottish Government and YoungScot to address growing need for diverse thinkers in cyber security

    13th March 2019 by

    Neurocyber in Scotland is the first event of its kind in Scotland, designed to help build a pipeline of diverse talent in response to the growing cyber skills gap   Hosted by Cyber Security Challenge UK in partnership with Young Scot, and funded by the Scottish Government, this event aims to promote an open conversation...

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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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