The CyberScotland Partnership is a collaborative leadership approach to focus efforts on improving cyber resilience across Scotland.
The Scottish Governments key strategic stakeholders have come together in a formal partnership arrangement to drive the delivery of activities that will achieve the outcomes of The Strategic Framework for a Cyber Resilient Scotland.
CyberScotland Week set to tackle increasing instances of cyber crime
With instances of cyber crime and fraud on the rise, the CyberScotland Partnership is preparing to launch a week of events aimed at engaging the country’s businesses, organisations and individuals with cyber security and awareness.
Digital skimming is the action of stealing credit card information or payment card data from customers of an online store. The transaction data is intercepted during the online purchase checkout process, without customers noticing anything unusual.
Digital skimming attacks are rising. The attacks can go undetected for a long time. When a breach is eventually discovered, it can bring reputational damage for the online store, because the users will question the safety of the service.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have quickly escalated to be the peak pre-Christmas sale. While this benefits those shopping for Christmas, it has opened new avenues for cyber criminals to target their victims. As our inboxes are flooded with promotional emails and discount codes, it can become difficult to distinguish genuine emails from scams.
So, whether it’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday or any other day, online shoppers must be vigilant when making purchases. We’ve set out our top tips to help protect you this season from criminals and scams:
Cyber Runway is hosting a pitch day for cyber security startups. This event will be a great chance for startups to network with fellow startups, industry experts and investors. Startups will also get to hear about how they can better engage with the local ecosystem and the various innovation programmes on offer.
Now entering its 7th year the Scottish Cyber Awards has become the go to event in the cyber calendar.
It not only honours the outstanding talent in Scotland but also unites the cyber community for an enjoyable evening of networking.
The tools and guidance you need to improve your organisation’s cyber resilience. This advice reduces the likelihood of becoming a victim to cyber crime. Or in the event on an attack, how to better handle it and limit its impact.
The NCSC defines a cyber incident as unauthorised access (or attempted access) to an organisation’s IT system/s. These may be malicious attacks such as denial of service attacks, malware infection, ransomware or more commonly phishing attacks.
Skills & Careers
The cyber security industry continues to grow rapidly with many new and exciting jobs emerging all the time