We are committed to helping Scotland's people, businesses and public sector to improve their cyber resilience: their ability to use technology securely, and to respond to and prevent cyber crime.
The Strategic Framework for a Cyber Resilient Scotland builds on Scotland’s first cyber resilience strategy, Safe, secure and prosperous: a cyber resilience strategy for Scotland, expanding on its achievements and addressing ongoing – and new – challenges.
We are increasing Scotland’s cyber resilience by:
- ensuring citizens have access to basic and specialist learning and skills to help keep them safe and secure online
- working with partners in the public, private and third sectors to enhance cyber resilience
- raising awareness of the importance of cyber resilience and how to achieve it, by providing easier acccess to authoritative advice and support
- taking advantage of the economic opportunities resulting from greater cyber resilience
We work closely with the National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board, which provides advice, support and challenge to our work on cyber resilience.
Between 2017 and 2021, £10.28m was allocated by the Scottish Government and by the UK Government (under the UK National Cyber Security Programme) to support our programme of action on cyber resilience.