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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

IBM state that the average time to identify a breach in 2021 was 287 days

Cyber security facts

35% of UK organisations were hit by ransomware in 2021

Cyber security facts

Among the 39% of businesses that identify breaches or attacks, 1 in 5 (21%) were negatively impacted by cyber attacks. They required new measures, having staff time diverted and caused wider business disruption


For cyber activities, inspiring videos and printable PDF’s, this is exactly where you need to be to find out all the information you need.

For Teachers

Click here to see our upcoming Cyber Lessons.

Employer Toolkit

A practical guide for employers on cyber security and digital technology apprenticeships.

A Guide to Cyber Qualifications

Find out how you can gain a qualification in cyber security in Scotland.


Lesson Plans

Working with experts, we've created some fun and engaging lessons and guides that are easy to use and deliver.


Cyber Security Career Map.pdf
Find out more about the common job roles in cyber security today
Cyber Security Professional Qualifications.pdf
A handy guide to understand career development in cyber security
Cyber Security Careers in a Nutshell.pdf
Gain an insight into the cyber security industry
2020 Digital World Cyber Security Careers Leaflet AW.pdf
From the eyes of a superhero, discover why we need cyber security experts
Cyber Security Resource Catalogue.pdf
High quality material cyber security material and resources that are great to use in the classroom