Listen to our podcast series to hear information about cyber resilience in Scotland.

In the first episode of the CyberScotland podcast, we look to answer the question – what is the CyberScotland Partnership?

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We look to the days before CyberScotland; where the idea came from, who was involved in the early stages, and why the idea resonated so much. Following that the discussion focuses on who is involved now and what is involved in the CyberScotland portal. There may even be a small mention of the Digi Ken tv ad campaign and its infamous socks!

Our guest for this show is Keith McDevitt, Cyber Integrator at the Scottish Government. Keith was instrumental in getting CyberScotland off the ground and is instrumental in its journey to be a go-to destination for assisting with cyber in Scotland.

Our host is Kirstie Steele. She’s the CyberScotland Community Lead and is based at the Scottish Business Resilience Centre.

In this episode, we take a deep dive into ‘Exercise in a Box’, tracing its origins, and talk about its core purpose in helping organisations test and practise their response to a cyber attack.

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Exercise in a Box is an online tool from the NCSC which helps organisations test and practise their response to a cyber attack. It is completely free and you don’t have to be an expert to use it. Over the past few years, it has made a big difference in introducing organisations to the basics of cyber exercising. By combining threat intel and knowledge of the threat landscape, NCSC has created a tool that allows organisations of all sizes to engage with their cyber security knowledge, and practice responses to some of the biggest threats facing us today. 

In this episode we take a deep dive into Exercise in a Box, tracing its origins with guest speaker Steve O, from NCSC. Steve talks about its core purpose, how it’s grown and plans for its future. Also joining us on this episode is Norman Stevenson from Police Scotland. Norman has joined many sessions and has both partaken as a user and contributed to other groups adding info from a Policing perspective. Finally, to bring it all together we look at what is involved in joining one of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre’s facilitated sessions. 

If you’re not sure what Exercise in a Box is, or how it applies to your organisation, this episode will shed light on all your questions.

Our host for this episode is Jeremy Aylott, Lead Ethical Hacker at the Scottish Business Resilience Centre. Jeremy has been involved with countless Exercise in a Box sessions and has seen its benefits first hand. 

For more info on Exercise in Box follow the links below:
General info: https://www.cyberscotland.com/ncsc/exercise-in-a-box/
Detailed info: https://www.sbrcentre.co.uk/prevent-protect/cyber-services/exercise-in-a-box
Upcoming sessions: https://www.sbrcentre.co.uk/events

Interested in learning more about cyber security but don’t know where to start? This episode is for you. We map out some of the best places to go to first when you want to get to grips with the basics of cyber security. 

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In this episode, we are joined by Daniel Devine, Cyber Security and Data Science Educational Technologist & Project Manager at Digital Skills Education. Our host is Kirstie Steele, CyberScotland Community Lead with Scottish Business Resilience Centre. 

Here are the various resources mentioned in the podcast. 

Cyber Skills Live

Open the door to a life of online crime-fighting in a series of new live and online cyber security lessons for P7-S4. With no technical knowledge needed, these practical classes enhance digital skills, allow pupils to ask the experts how it’s really done, and also showcase the careers available in the cyber security and resilience industry, one of the fastest growing sectors in the world today. 

Cyber Aware

Cyber Aware Worker’s Toolkit

This toolkit was developed by Scottish Union Learning and Digital Skills Education on behalf of the CyberScotland Partnership.

Your Cyber Resilience Questions Answered Video Series

In the two episodes available so far, Kirstie and Daniel answer questions about what to do if you click a phishing link, and what it means to ‘accept cookies’, and whether your TV needs antivirus software.

Practical Cyber Resilience Course

Alternative formats for online safety and security messaging

An Introduction to Cyber Security – Free Guide


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