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Countdown to Cyber Scotland Week

Head of ScotlandIS Cyber, Ciara, has written her first cyber cluster blog of the New Year – see below for upcoming news and events.

With Cyber Scotland Week approaching fast, it is not too much of a surprise that my February blog leads with that topic! The aim of Cyber Scotland week is to shine a light on cyber security for that week in particular, with the intent that everyone, whether working in cyber or not, takes time out to learn about and improve their knowledge on how to keep themselves and their businesses safe and secure in this digital era. So even if you are an expert in cyber or work in one of the many amazing cyber companies in Scotland, why not join in by attending events of your peers and partners to upskill in areas you may not normally focus on. Do please share with your own networks too, both business and personal – it helps us all if we can ensure everyone has good knowledge of basic cyber security fundamentals.

2021 is now well underway and we have seen a number of interesting news stories arise already – whether it is the take down of EMOTET, or the continued fallout from the Solarwinds attack. As to be expected, cyber security – both the attacks and the defence – continues regardless of major events happening globally.  

And so too does the work of the cyber cluster. It has been great to speak to a number of new companies in January – we are still discovering new companies to add to the cyber cluster community. Do please get in touch if you have not yet spoken to us – we would love to hear from you.

You may have already seen the cyber cluster report which was published – that was largely based on the survey many of you completed last summer, so thank you again to all those who participated in the survey. I hope you find the report of interest! 

I provided some details previously on the cyber innovation hub proposal which a group of us across industry and academia have been working on. We are now starting work on the full business case and are very excited to get this underway – there is a long road ahead, but I am very excited at the opportunities it could bring to the cyber community in Scotland.

I hope to ‘see’ many of you over Cyber Scotland Week, it is shaping up to be a great week so do get involved and support this event. There will be lots of news and info added to the website in the build-up so make sure to check back in regularly.

If you would like more information on any of the above please get in touch at:

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