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Cyber security programme helps 450 businesses beat cyber attacks

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A programme funded by the Scottish Government has helped 450 organisations beat cyber crime since it was launched in 2020 it has been revealed.

With the increased threat of cyber-related scams as well as a heightened awareness of cyber attacks, the ‘Exercise in a Box’ workshop comes at a time when there is a national push for all public bodies to be resilient against all forms of cyber attacks by 2030.

From early August, the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) will run an extended programme of online and in-person workshops for those in the public sector as well as teams working in health, housing, and social care in Scotland’s third sector.

Participants will gain a range of skills allowing them to continue refining their cyber resilience policies in their own time. The programme will also look to reach more locations in Scotland over the coming year, seeing events take place in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highlands and Islands, Inverness and the Scottish Borders. It is hoped that more than 250 organisations will attend a session as part of the extended programme in this period.

Jude McCorry, CEO of the SBRC, said: “There is no denying that the ongoing pressure facing everyone from a cyber perspective has been relentless in recent years. Just as we see one organisation recover from the grips of a cyber incident, another is targeted.

“It is also now believed that cyber criminals have targeted more than three-quarters of public sector organisations… We don’t want to see more Scottish organisations fall victim to these attacks and that is why upskilling and awareness programmes like ‘Exercise in a Box’ continue to be so vital.

“I implore anyone who believes they could benefit from becoming more cyber resilient to attend an event or our online taster session to hear more. We are grateful to the Scottish Government to allow the SBRC to prepare more Scottish organisations for a cyber secure future.” 

Organisations interested in learning more about ‘Exercise in a Box’ are invited to attend a taster session on 25th August.

To find out more about the session or to register, visit:

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