No organisation, however large or small, is immune from cyber-attacks. The Scottish Government has, this month, set out the actions it will take to help Scottish businesses tackle the cyber threat, and to position Scotland as a world leading nation in cyber resilience.
Cyber threat is assessed as a Tier 1 threat to the UK’s national security, and the National Crime Agency describes it as a “major and growing threat” to UK businesses. The Cyber Resilience Strategy: Private Section Action Plan 2018-20, which sits alongside plans for the public and third sectors, sets out eight key actions to combat the threat, and to ensure Scotland’s overall preparedness and resilience:
Developing a common approach to cyber resilience across the Scottish private sector
Key actions under this head are:
- Ensuring that the views of the Scottish private sector help inform UK-level consideration of whether to extend regulatory requirements around cyber resilience more widely