Cyber advice and support
The CyberScotland Partnership is a collaboration of key strategic stakeholders, brought together to focus efforts on improving cyber resilience across Scotland in a co-ordinated and coherent way.
It represents a commitment from partners to work together to drive the delivery of activities that will help achieve the outcomes of The Strategic Framework for a Cyber Resilient Scotland.
Partners work collaboratively to:
- build Scotland-wide cyber resilience
- increase effectiveness and impact, avoiding duplication of effort
- improve communication and knowledge-sharing relating to cyber threats
- provide a single online portal for organisations, businesses and individuals seeking information, guidance and support on cyber resilience issues (cyberscotland.com)
- promote national events, in particular the annual CyberScotland Week
- collectively support the cyber security community
CyberScotland Partners include:
- Education Scotland
- Highlands and Islands Enterprise
- Lead Scotland
- National Cyber Security Centre
- Police Scotland
- Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
- Scottish Enterprise
- Skills Development Scotland
- The Cyber and Fraud Centre Scotland
- The Scottish Government
- UK Cyber Security Council
- Young Scot
- Youthlink Scotland
The CyberScotland Portal includes advice and guidance from trusted sources as well as information on how to report a cyber incident.
Other 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.