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Cybersecurity analysts in the Scottish Government 2015-2018: FOI release

Published: 9 May 2018
Directorate:
Digital Directorate
Part of:
Public sector
Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Published:
9 May 2018
Cybersecurity analysts in the Scottish Government 2015-2018: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/00838
Date received: 19 March 2018
Date responded: 22 March 2018

Information requested

The number of cybersecurity analysts in our department during different time periods between 2015 and 2018.

How many cybersecurity analysts who have left and joined the department (please specify both how many left and how many joined).over the period of 1st Jan 2015 and 1st Jan 2018,

For the purpose of clarity, you defined a cybersecurity analyst as anyone in the department IT team specifically responsible for monitoring and combatting cyber-threats.

Response

I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested.

1. 7 cyber security analysts were employed on the 1st January 2018.

0 external contractors or by other means were employed on the 1st January 2018.

2. 6 cyber security analysts were employed on the 1st January 2017.

0 external contractors or by other means were employed on the 1st January 2017.

3. 6 cyber security analysts were employed on the 1st January 2016.

0 external contractors or by other means were employed the 1st January 2016.

4. 6 cyber security analysts were employed on the 1st January 2015.

0 external contractors or by other means were employed on the 1st January 2015.

5. Between 2015 – 2018 4 Cyber Security Analysts have joined the team, 1 has left and 2 have been successful in promotion to managing the cyber security function and subsequently replaced.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG