A £500,000 contract to extend cyber resilience training to more than 250 organisations across the country has been awarded by the Scottish Government.
The grant will enable the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) to run online and in-person workshops for public services and third sector health, housing, and social care bodies to ensure they are better prepared and protected.
Scotland has been subject to a number of disruptive large-scale cyber-attacks in recent years with developments in Ukraine and the recent COVID lockdown exacerbating the situation.
The training, which has already benefited 450 organisations, includes mock scenarios such as a third-party software compromise, a ransomware attack and a threatened sensitive data leak.
It is hoped more than 250 organisations will benefit from the training programme, which comes ahead of a major summit in Edinburgh as part of European Cyber Security Month in October.
SBRC will deliver the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) ‘Exercise in a Box’ programme on behalf of the Scottish Government. It has already upskilled 450 organisations across Scotland since being launched in 2020. Organisations interested in learning more about ‘Exercise in a Box’ are invited to attend a taster session on 25 August.
Find out more or register at https://www.gov.scot/news/cyber-security-boosted/.