Cyber Resilient Scotland: strategic framework

This framework 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.

Overview of The Strategic Framework for a Cyber Resilient Scotland

Our vision

Scotland thrives by being a digitally secure and resilient nation

Outcomes to achieve our vision

  • People recognise the cyber risks and are well prepared to manage them
  • Businesses and organisations recognise the cyber risks and are well prepared to manage them
  • Digital public services are secure and cyber resilient
  • National cyber incident response arrangements are effective

Cross-cutting enablers

  • Knowledge of risk and threat
  • Tools, processes, standards, regulations and compliance
  • Learning and skills
  • Incident management, response and recovery
  • Access to cyber security technical expertise
  • Research and innovation

Principles for delivery

  • An inclusive and ethical approach
  • Whole-of- government approach
  • Strong leadership and good governance
  • Productive and collaborative partnerships
  • Effective communication
  • Adaptive and agile programme management
  • Robust evidence of impact

Delivery model (2021-23)

With our partners we will implement Actions Plans for:

  • the Public Sector
  • the Private Sector
  • the Third Sector
  • Learning and Skills (including awareness raising)



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