Cyber Scotland Week 17 -23 February

Cyber Scotland Week will take place across the country between 17 – 23 February, when a varied and interesting programme of events will raise awareness of good cyber resilience practice, showcase the innovative work that is happening across Scotland’s cyber security industry, and promote skills development and careers in cyber security.
The first Cyber Scotland Week in April 2019 saw over 30 events taking place in Scotland. Already, the 2020 week has more than doubled the activity of 2019, with a range of events including an Inside the Mind of a Hacker session on day one of The Gathering and a workshop on Securing Data in the Digital Age on day two of the SCVO annual conference in Glasgow.
In addition to The Gathering events, SCVO is continuing to offer funding towards the NCSC Cyber Essentials Accreditation. This grant provides up to £1000 for third sector organisations which are looking to improve technical controls in line with the certification standard and is available until 31 March.
The funding, underwritten by the Scottish Government, is the fifth round of funding for the scheme which has seen 150 third sector organisations to date achieve this standard.
Gaining the accreditation is an excellent way of assuring stakeholders that the security of data and IT systems is taken seriously. More information can be found at scvo.org.uk/funding/cyber-essentials-fund.
For information on The Gathering check out scvo.org.uk

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