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Public Sector Action Plan on Cyber Resilience

Public Sector Action Plan on Cyber Resilience

8 Nov 2017

The Scottish Funding Council has welcomed the publication of a new action plan on cyber resilience. The plan was announced at today’s CBI Cyber Conference by Deputy First Minister, John Swinney.

The action plan aims to ensure public bodies can manage the increased cyber threat and become models of cyber resilience.  It encourages all Scottish public bodies to implement common baseline cyber security standards in their organisations.

All public bodies will be asked to put in place active threat intelligence sharing, clear cyber incident response protocols, and appropriate independent assurance ensuring protections are in place against the most common forms of cyber-attack.

Once realised, it would make Scotland the first UK nation to have achieved these baseline standards across all of its public bodies.

Dr Keith Nicholson, Joint Chair of the NCRLB Public Sector Steering Group and SFC Board member said “One of the strengths of the Scottish Public Sector is the willingness to work together and share good practice. The Public Sector Action Plan on Cyber Resilience is the embodiment of that spirit.

A Cyber Resilience Strategy for Scotland: Public Sector Action Plan 2017/18 is now available on the Scottish Government website.