SBRC at the Scottish Government National Economic Forum
SBRC Director Mandy Haeburn-Little
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
Taking questions: Mandy Haeburn-Little, Deputy First Minister John Swinney and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
A new strategy providing a framework to help build a cyber-resilient Scotland has been launched today (18.11.15) by Deputy First Minister John Swinney at the National Economic Forum in Edinburgh.
-Safe, Secure and Prosperous: A Cyber Resilience Strategy for Scotland – a Programme for Government commitment – maps out how individuals and businesses can increase their online resilience and enable Scotland to become a world leader in cyber resilience.
The Scottish Business Resilience Centre is to play a key role in the strategy, as the business resilience delivery arm for Police Scotland and the Scottish Government, it will be crucial in linking private and public sector as all tackle common cyber threat.
Mandy Haeburn-Little, Director of the SBRC, addressed the NEF and spoke of the need for more agility in cyber security.
The strategy will focus on four strategic themes of leadership and partnership working; awareness raising and communication; education, skills and professional development; and research and innovation, the strategy also sets out a series of high level actions that will now be developed in conjunction with key partners, into a set of action plans moving forward.
Following a public consultation earlier this year, the strategy aims to ensure that Scotland can be a nation that can claim, by 2020, to have achieved the following desired outcomes:
- Our people are informed and prepared to make the most of digital technologies safely
- Our businesses and organisations recognise the risks in the digital world and are well prepared to manage them
- We have confidence in and trust our digital public services
- We have a growing and renowned cyber resilience research community
- We have a global reputation for being a secure place to live and learn, and to set up and invest in business
- We have an innovative cyber security goods and services industry that can help meet global demand.
SBRC Director Shares Views on Scotland's First Cyber Resilience Strategy
SBRC Director Mandy Haeburn-Little has published a blog on Scotland's Economy Blog about Scotland's new cyber resilience strategy. To read the blog please click here.
To read Goldwatch Press Coverage from the Edinburgh News please click here
“We are genuinely delighted to be supporting the excellent work of GoldWatch.
In particular we commend Essential Edinburgh for the preventative action they have taken, thinking ahead as to how best to support the business community and making sure that both employees and customers are safe. This is an excellent model of practice and will be yet another way to ensure that the City of Edinburgh is a safe and attractive place to shop.
We wish Goldwatch every success for the future”.
To find out more about the Goldwatch Scheme please click here
To read Goldwatch Press Coverage from the Herald please click here
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