We are committed to helping Scotland's people, businesses and public sector to improve their cyber resilience: their ability to use technology securely, and to respond to and prevent cyber crime.
In Safe, secure and prosperous: a cyber resilience strategy for Scotland we provide a framework for improving Scotland's cyber resilience. This was launched by the Deputy First Minister in 2015.
Our cyber resilience blog provides regular updates on our latest activities, as well as a monthly communications toolkit to support our partners in raising cyber resilience.
We are increasing Scotland’s cyber resilience by:
- ensuring citizens have access to learning and skills to help keep them safe and secure online
- producing cyber resilience action plans for organisations in the public, private and third sector
- improving systems of advice, support and guidance for dealing with cyber incidents and cyber crime
- taking advantage of the economic opportunities resulting from greater cyber resilience
- working with the National Cyber Resilience Leaders Board
The UK’s National Cyber Security Strategy Programme has allocated £6.5 million until 2021 for projects based in Scotland to support the strategic outcomes and success measures outlined in the National Cyber Security Strategy and the priority actions listed in our cyber resilience strategy for Scotland.
We are working with the UK Government on projects to make Scotland more cyber resilient. The projects cover a broad range of initiatives to improve and build on Scotland’s cyber resilience, including:
- analysis of the scale and impact of cyber crime in Scotland
- projects to promote and support the take-up of cyber technology across all sectors
- development of educational resources and qualifications in cyber-related subjects
- awareness-raising campaigns for young people
- supporting organisations across Scotland to raise awareness of cyber risks and good practice in communities