The CyberScotland Bulletin is designed to provide you with information about the latest threats, scams, news and updates covering cyber security and cyber resilience topics. Learning Link Scotland is now publishing the monthly Cyber Scotland bulletins on our website’s Cyber Resilience page: https://learninglinkscotland.org.uk/?s=cyber
This page is dedicated to cyber resilience and includes regularly updated cyber news and resources which will be useful to adult learning practitioners.
Learning Link Scotland is an active member of the Scottish Government’s third sector cyber catalyst network. In this role we are ambassadors for cyber education and support the Scottish Government in its delivery of its action plans which you can read here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/third-sector-action-plan-cyber-resilience-2018-20/.
There are three networks – a private, public and third sector one. Here are all the third sector cyber catalyst organisations:
More Cyber Security Resources from NCSC (17/6/21)
We have added more NCSC resources for small charities to the Resource section on this page. This includes ‘The Small Charity Guide’, Training, Infographic and Webinars. Check them out as they will help you improve your organisation’s online security.
Everyday Computer Skills course from Lead and Open University (1/6/21)
A beginner’s course for getting online and staying safe with a focus on accessibility, co-produced by Lead Scotland and the OU in Scotland: online course
May 2021: Training for Small Organisations and Charities
Most small organisations do not have an IT department, or technical staff responsible for cyber security. And with so much cyber security advice out there, it can be difficult for small organisations to know where to start.
This is where the NCSC’s new training for small organisations and charities can help. It guides you through all the actions you need to take to reduce the likelihood of you becoming a victim of the most common cyber attacks. Find out more: New Online Training – Cyber Security
Launch of the Strategic Framework for a Cyber Resilient Scotland
On 22nd February 20221, the Deputy First Minister launched The Strategic Framework for a Cyber Resilient Scotland, setting out a vision of a Scotland that thrives by being a digitally secure and resilient nation. You can read the strategy here
The Framework has four outcomes:
1. People recognise the cyber risks and are well-prepared to manage them
2. Businesses and organisations recognise the cyber risks and are well-prepared to manage them
3. Digital public services are secure and cyber resilient
4. National cyber incident response arrangements are effective.
The Framework will be delivered collaboratively and using a whole-of-government approach, strengthening the place of cyber resilience across multiple policy areas. Four action plans, relating to the public, private and third sectors, and to learning and skills, will drive activity during 2021-23.
The Framework will link to our work on digital more widely, including the forthcoming Digital Strategy, and our ambitions for growing the digital economy. It aligns with the UK strategy, and we will continue to work with the UK Government and the National Cyber Security Centre, to deliver a cyber resilient Scotland.
Cyber Resilience – Bulletins
The CyberScotland Bulletin is designed to provide you with information about the latest threats, scams, news and updates covering cyber security and cyber resilience topics. Learning Link Scotland will share each of these bulletins on this page as they are published. Please share far and wide amongst your own contacts and networks. You can sign up to receive the Bulletins direct to your own mailbox here.
On this page we will share resources around cyber resilience which will be helpful to everyone working in the third sector. If you have any cyber resilience resources you would like to share with other adult learning practitioners send them in to us and we can place them here.
June 2021: NCSC Small Charity Guide Resources, now all in one place!
The NCSC resources listed here will guide you step by step to improve cyber security in your third sector organisation. This includes ‘The Small Charity Guide’, Training, Infographic and Webinars.
May 2021: Training for Small Organisations and Charities
the NCSC’s new training for small organisations and charities guides you through all the actions you need to take to reduce the likelihood of you becoming a victim of the most common cyber attacks.
The training demonstrates how you can improve your organisation’s resilience, and covers five key areas:
You can either use the training as it is or adapt the content to suit your own organisation: online training course
Good resource around everything you need to know about GDPR (April 2021)
This Video Conferencing App Infographic gives a useful overview of current video conferencing Apps, and reviews the privacy and security measures of each.
Zoom etiquette and security advice from the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, along with a host of other cyber security resources.
Great resource pack from SCVO on remote working and many other digital information
Video conferencing resources and how to use them safely
Working online with people with mental health issues.
Learn how to use the internet safely – Lead Scotland Easy Read Booklet
Lead Scotland have produced an Easy Read booklet to help people stay safe online. The booklet gives information about creating and remembering strong passwords, identifying email and website scams and what to do in the event of a cyber attack. Find out more and download a copy of the booklet here: https://www.lead.org.uk/online-safety-booklet-easy-read/
Over the last year we have been working towards achieving the NCSC’s Cyber Essentials and received our certification today, 16th March 2021. Cyber Essentials helps guard your organisation against the most common cyber threats and demonstrates your commitment to cyber security.
We were fortunate to be supported to achieve Cyber Essentials with a small grant awarded through the Scottish Government’s Third Sector Cyber Resilience Action Plan in partnership with SCVO. Thanks to Doug Trainer, CEO of Diddo for help and patience! http://www.diddo.co.uk Also thanks to SCVO’s Cyber Resilience Co-ordinator, Alison Stone for guidance throughout the process. Read Alison’s Cyber Resilience blogs here: https://scvo.scot/post/author/alisonstone
For more information about Cyber Essentials visit: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberessentials/overview
We are marking Cyber Week Scotland 2021 with this Network meeting. The focus will be on how adult learning practitioners can support learners to develop cyber awareness and safety. There will be an opportunity to share tips and experiences from your own practice and we are pleased to be joined by a colleague from Lead Scotland. Lead Scotland have developed a range of online cyber safety courses for adult learners,
For more information on Cyber Week Scotland 2021 have a look at the website: https://cyberscotlandweek.com/
To book a place, please follow this link: Register
The Scottish Government’s Cyber Scotland Bulletin is designed to provide you with information about the latest threats, scams, news and updates covering cyber security and cyber resilience topics. Read here: https://cyberscotlandweek.com/news-database/bulletinjanuary2021
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