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A Cyber Resilience Strategy for Scotland: Public Sector Action Plan, 2017/18

A Cyber Resilience Strategy for Scotland: Public Sector Action Plan, 2017/18

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

ISBN: 9781788514002

This action plan, developed in partnership by the SG and the National Cyber Resilience Leaders Board, sets out the action the SG intends to take, working closely with the NCRLB and partners in the wider Scottish public sector, in order to make progress during 2017/18 towards the 3rd outcome of the Cyber Resilience Strategy, "We have confidence in, and trust, our digital public services."

Executive Summary

The importance of cyber resilience in Scotland’s public bodies has never been greater. Digital technologies bring enormous opportunities for Scottish public services – but they also bring with them new threats and vulnerabilities that we must take decisive action to manage.

This Public Sector Action Plan has been developed in partnership by the Scottish Government and the National Cyber Resilience Leaders’ Board (NCRLB). It sets out the key actions that the Scottish Government, public bodies and key partners will take up to the end of 2018 to further enhance cyber resilience in Scotland’s public sector. While there are already strong foundations in place, its aim is to ensure that Scotland’s public bodies work towards becoming exemplars in respect of cyber resilience, and are well on their way to achieving this by the end of 2018.

The action plan focuses on public bodies. Delivery of the action plan will be coordinated and led by the Scottish Government’s Cyber Resilience Unit, working in partnership with the NCRLB and Scottish public bodies. Wherever possible, the Scottish Government will work with key partners in the wider public sector, including local authorities, and universities and colleges, to promote an aligned approach to work on cyber resilience.