Cyber Resilience

  • 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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  • Scotland can’t be complacent about cyber security threats

    27th June 2018 by

    Cyber-crime increasingly affects everyone – at home, at work and even in national government. It’s also borderless, requiring new approaches to prevent attacks. Recent reports highlight the escalating volume of the threat. I’ve been working with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre and the Scottish Government, as co-chair of the Scottish private sector steering group, to...

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  • Cyber resilience is at the heart of digital learning and teaching

    15th May 2018 by

      This week is National Digital Learning Week — an opportunity for Scotland to showcase and celebrate the added value that digital and online technologies bring to young people’s learning. It’s also a chance to restate the importance of cyber resilience in our learning system and curriculum.   What is cyber resilience?   Cyber resilience...

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  • Strengthening cyber resilience – New action plan puts cyber-skills at the heart of learning and development

    7th March 2018 by

    A digitally connected economy and society that is more vulnerable to cyber threats requires its citizens to be more resilient, and for Scotland to have a strong talent pool of cyber security professionals.   That is why we, as the Co-chairs of the Learning and Skills Steering Group, along with the Scottish Government, key educational...

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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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  • This Data Protection Day get your organisation GDPR ready

    25th January 2018 by

    With just four months to go till General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018, this Data Protection Day (28 January) take time out to ensure you know exactly how this might affect your organisation. The increasing use – and abuse – of personal and sensitive information has driven forward this...

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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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