Cyber Resilience

  • 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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  • Reflections of a Cyber Resilience Co-ordinator

    26th September 2019 by

    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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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