Scottish charity sector to receive help with cyber attacks

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WITH cyber attacks on the voluntary sector increasing, the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) is hoping to strengthen its response to these crimes.

The SBRC have appointed Alison Stone as Cyber Resilience Co-ordinator for the Third Sector, who will lead the delivery of the Third Sector Cyber Resilience Action Plan.

This action plan developed by the Scottish Government aims to help make Scotland’s third sector more cyber resilient.

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Alison Stone will lead efforts to crack down on voluntary sector cyber crime

The SBRC will work with charities and voluntary organisations across the country to build online protection through communications, training, and strategic partnerships.

They will be Overseeing 25,000+ registered charities in Scotland, working with them to enhance knowledge and understanding of basic cyber skills, as well as educate organisations on best cyber practices and responses to attacks. 

Alison said: “There has been a significant uptake amongst third sector organisations for cyber resilience prevention measures in recent years, but more needs to be done to mitigate the risk from increases in the number of and complexity of cyber attacks.

Jude McCorry, CEO of the SBRC added: “Alison joins the SBRC at a critical time for third sector organisations.

“Digital technologies are being increasingly adopted across the sector and they hold real opportunity for organisations, their service users, staff and volunteers.

“However, as we have seen in 2021’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey, a great deal of risk is also associated with this uptake.”