Cyber advice and support
Our private and third sector action plans set out commitments to raise awareness of the importance of cyber resilience, and how to achieve it, by promoting easier access to authoritative advice and support. Specifically we aim to:
- make it easier for individuals and businesses to access advice and support to prevent cyber-attacks
- make sure there are robust systems of response are in place when cyber-attacks succeed
There are currently several ways that individuals, charities, small businesses or large organisations can get cyber resilience advice and support, and report cyber crime.
Guidance for individuals, charities and small businesses
- mygov.scot's Guide to Staying Safe Online
- mygov.scot's Guide to Keeping Your Business Safe Online
- NCSC's Small Business Guide
- NCSC's Small Charity Guide
- Cyber Aware: a UK initiative designed to make good cyber security habits second nature for individuals and small businesses
- Get Safe Online: a UK website offering free expert personal and business advice
- Take Five – To Stop Fraud: a UK initiative which offers straight-forward and impartial advice to help everyone in the UK protect themselves against financial fraud
Guidance for large organisations
The National Cyber Security Centre provides support and incident management response to the most critical organisations in the UK, in both the public and private sectors.
Reporting cyber incidents
Anyone who has been a victim of cyber crime should contact Police Scotland.
Organisations experiencing cyber crime should contact the National Cyber Security Centre.