Cyber Resilience

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Small business urged to follow five simple steps to thrive online

    17th October 2017 by

    UK small businesses can shield themselves from potential online attacks thanks to a new guide created by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) •New guide gives expert advice on how small businesses can easily avoid common online dangers •Cyber security “should be as second nature as cashing up or locking the doors at night” •Minister…

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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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