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.
In Safe, secure and prosperous: a cyber resilience strategy for Scotland we provide a framework for improving Scotland's cyber resilience. This was launched by the Deputy First Minister in 2015.
Our cyber resilience blog provides regular updates on our latest activities, as well as a monthly communications toolkit to support our partners in raising cyber resilience.
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 Leaders’ Board, which provides advice, support and challenge to our work on cyber resilience.
In 2018-19, a total of £3.5m has been 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.