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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

£2,670 was the estimated costs organisations incurred from all identified breaches and attacks in 2021

Cyber security facts

43% of businesses report being insured against cyber risks, either through a specific cyber insurance policy or as part of wider business insurance

Cyber security facts

There will be approximately 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by the end of 2021

Meet the experts

Click on a video below to hear directly from industry experts on the interesting careers available in digital technologies

Meet the experts - Jane

Digital World Champions - Mesomorphic

Meet the experts - Boclair Academy

Meet the Experts - Accenture

Meet the Experts – Ascent Cyber

Meet the Experts – Adarma

Meet the Experts – British Red Cross

Meet the Experts – SRBC

Cyber Security, Adam, Glasgow Clyde College

Cyber Skills, Joeri, Getronics

Meet the Experts – Balfour Beatty

Cybercrime Operations, Craig, Police Scotland

Working in Cyber Security, Heather, PWC

Tales from the IT Trenches, Rob, PWC