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Cyber Scotland Week to Showcase Breadth of Scottish Innovation

Cyber Scotland Week, which will run virtually from 22 to 28 February 2021, is set to bring together experts, influencers and the next generation of talent, to educate, inform and support cyber resilience.

Cyber Scotland Week is delivered by partners from across industry, business, education and the third and public sectors to help make Scotland a more secure and resilient place to live and work. Free webinars, resources and learning opportunities will be delivered throughout the week to a wide audience, with over 124,000 people attending last years’ programme.

A host of world-renowned cyber experts will take to the virtual stage to provide attendees with valuable insights across topics such as cyber protection, innovation, skills and careers.

From financial fraud to hacking, cybercrime has been on the rise. According to Gov.UK data, 46% of businesses and charities reported a cyber-attack during 2020. Of those, 33% claimed they experienced a cyber breach at least once a week last year – up from 22% in 2017.

Karen Meechan, Interim CEO of ScotlandIS, said: “Cyber security has never been more important, with even more elements of society and business moving online during the pandemic than ever before. Cyber is no longer an IT issue, it affects all of us in many ways. The industry is a crucial contributor to Scotland’s economic growth, and we’re thrilled to showcase the invaluable work and innovation across the sector throughout Cyber Scotland Week.

“We have been working hard behind the scenes to put together a fantastic online programme packed with celebrated speakers and relevant topics which will enlighten and inspire.”

LeadScotland, FutureScot, Barclays, and Highlands & Islands Enterprise, are just some of the organisations taking part to share their expertise this year. The sessions include:

  • Online scams: how to spot them and what to do
  • How to successfully embed Cyber Security into your organisation’s culture
  • Your digital footprint: what does the internet know about you?
  • Remote auditing: do’s and don’ts

ScotlandIS is delighted to announce that we’ve brought The Scotsman on board as a media partner for Cyber Scotland Week. They will be promoting #CSW2021 in the run up to the week as well as publishing a dedicated supplement to market the start of Cyber Scotland Week. They will also be running their own virtual event and e featuring some of the events taking place during the week in The Scotsman and through their social networks.

View Cyber Scotland Week’s event schedule here:

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