What’s happening this Cyber Scotland Week

Bethany Reid
Wednesday 17 February 2021

Cyber Scotland Week 2021 runs from Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th February. It draws together virtual events across Scotland to showcase the innovation taking place across the sector, while raising awareness of good cyber resilience practice. This is the third year the University has taken part in the campaign and we encourage all staff and students to get involved.

We focus our campaign on certain aspects of cyber security which are prevalent at that point in time, along with general advice which everyone should be aware of.

  • In 2019, our IT Security Team hosted a lunchtime talk to go through real cyber crimes and how they could’ve been avoided. We also had a poster display in the Main Library which also acted as a drop-in to ask any security-related questions.
  • In 2020, our campaign raised awareness of phishing emails which seemed to come from HMRC. The lunchtime talk this time round contained an interactive quiz and neighbouring HE/FE students were invited along.

Support the 2021 campaign by:

  • Subscribing to IT News.We’ll be circulating a Cyber Scotland Week edition next week which will include resources, tips and a link to the quiz. If you’re already a subscriber, feel free to forward the newsletter to colleagues or students in your Professional Service Unit or School.
  • Taking part in our Cyber Scotland Week 2021 quiz. We’ll make the link available in IT News. You have until Friday 27th February, 5pm, to complete the quiz and we’ll post the winner’s name on Twitter (and contact you directly). The prize is a £20 Amazon voucher and the competition is open to staff and students.
  • Attending our ‘Security features in Microsoft 365’ session to raise awareness of how you can keep your files and meeting recordings in the right hands. Register using the form on the University events page.
  • Follow us on Twitter and retweet our top 10 cyber tips which we’ll be posting throughout the week.

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