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Cyber Scotland 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 is now publishing the monthly Cyber Scotland bulletins on our website’s Cyber Resilience page: https://learninglinkscotland.org.uk/?s=cyber

Cyber Resilience

This page is dedicated to cyber resilience and includes regularly updated cyber news and resources which will be useful to adult learning practitioners.

Third Sector Cyber Catalyst Network

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:

  • Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)
  • Aberlour Child Care Trust
  • The Wise Group
  • Housing Options Scotland
  • Sight Scotland
  • Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations (ACOSVO)
  • British Red Cross
  • Enable Scotland and SENSE Scotland
  • Health and Social Care Alliance (The Alliance)
  • Learning Link Scotland
  • Fife Voluntary Action
  • Scottish Sports Association
  • Alzheimer Scotland
  • Citizens Advice Scotland
  • The National Lottery Community Fund
  • Food Train
  • Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA)

NEWS

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.  

April 2021 Bulletin

https://www.cyberscotland.com/april-2021/

February 2021 Bulletin
https://cyberscotlandweek.com/news-database/bulletinfebruary2021

 

RESOURCES

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.

Good resource around everything you need to know about GDPR (April 2021)

https://bc3-production-blobs-us-east-2.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/18643e06-9d19-11eb-b714-a0369f740dfe?response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3D%22Charities-going-digital-top-10-Data-Privacy-Tips-6-Apr.pdf%22%3B%

This Video Conferencing App Infographic gives a useful overview of current video conferencing Apps, and reviews the privacy and security measures of each.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:ae65f46b-0e8c-4618-8c99-0eead0b17e4f 

Zoom etiquette and security advice from the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, along with a host of other cyber security resources.  

https://www.sbrcentre.co.uk/resources/page/2   

Great resource pack from SCVO on remote working and many other digital information  

https://scvo.org/support/digital/guides/remote-working/   

Video conferencing resources and how to use them safely  

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/video-conferencing-services-using-them-securely   

Working online with people with mental health issues

https://www.onedigitaluk.com/knowledge-hub/developing-a-digital-champion-project/digital-inclusion/working-with-learners-with-mental-health-issues/ 

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/online-mental-health/about-online-mental-health/ 

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/

Learning Link Scotland achieves Cyber Essentials!

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

Cyber Scotland Bulletin March 2021

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. Due to the current circumstances we are continuing to circulate information about a much wider range of scams. We hope you continue to benefit from this resource and we ask that you circulate this information to your networks, adapting where you see fit. Please ensure you only take information from trusted sources Read the full bulletin here: https://www.cyberscotland.com/march-2021/

LLS Network Meeting: Cyber Awareness for Adult Learners

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

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