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Action on cyber-resilience

Monday June 25th, 2018

Scotland’s businesses and charities will be supported to put in place better protections against cyber-attacks.Government Opportunities

The private and third sector action plans on cyber resilience aim to increase awareness of cyber threats and to promote good practice to defend against them, with a strong focus on practical steps to support smaller organisations.

The Scottish Government will work with leading third and private sector organisations to help make Scotland a world leading nation in cyber resilience.

Half a million pounds will also be available from the autumn to help organisations achieve the National Cyber Security Centre’s Cyber Essentials certification, which helps protect against the most common forms of internet-borne cyber-attacks.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney said:

“Cyber threats are growing and it is vital, as part of our ambitions as a modern, digital nation, that our businesses and charities understand this. They must also be supported to take steps to protect themselves.

No organisation, however large or small, is immune. Attacks are as real a risk to the small bakery or charity that relies on a database to operate effectively as they are to the multinational banking organisations in our financial districts.

These plans set out how we will work in partnership with some of Scotland’s leading businesses and charities to help tackle this threat and are an important steps towards our ambition to be a world-leading nation in cyber-resilience.”

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