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Cyber Security

Cyber security protects data, devices, networks, people and programs from attack, theft, damage or any unauthorised access of any kind.

Cyber security awareness and skills are vital for the whole of society, and it's not just big organisations that need protected.

From an individual's perspective, we store lots of personal information on our devices, so it’s important we keep safe online, and any small company that has an online presence, or uses digital processes and tools, needs to ensure they are also cyber safe.

Cyber security facts

One small business in the UK is successfully hacked every 19 seconds

Cyber security facts

Around 65,000 attempts to hack small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) occur in the UK every day, around 4,500 of which are successful

Cyber security facts

95% of cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error

Cyber security facts

43% of SMEs lack any type of cyber security defence plan

Cyber security facts

Nearly two-thirds of security professionals believe their organisation will have to respond to at least one major cybersecurity breach over the next 12 months

Case studies

These individuals are leading the way for cyber security in Scotland. Click on each case study to hear all about their journey.