Digital Unions: Cyber Resilience

PFA Scotland undertakes a Cyber Resilience Workshop.

Nowadays our computers, phones and tablets are filled with personal information – how can we keep that sensitive information out of the wrong hands? How can we protect ourselves online, spot potential attacks and feel more confident about using technology safely?

‘Cyber Resilience’ means being able to prepare for, combat, rapidly recover and learn from deliberate attacks, or accidental events that have a disruptive effect on interconnected technologies.

‘Cyber Security’ is a key element of being resilient, but cyber resilient people and organisations recognise that being safe online goes far beyond just technical measures. By developing understanding of cyber risks and threats, they are able to take the appropriate measures to stay safe online.

Building on the success of the Digital Unions project, Scottish Union Learning has been awarded short-term funding from Scottish Government to deliver a cyber resilience project. The project will develop the cyber resilience capacity and cyber security skills of unions, reps, members and workers across Scotland.

The project will develop workplace cyber skills by providing a series of personal cyber security interactive workshops which are being delivered by Digital Skills Education Limited. The workshops will provide the opportunity to learn more about the most common type of cyber security attacks, how to spot attacks and more importantly how to take steps to stay protected online. The workshops will help learners feel more confident about using a computer safely and how to keep sensitive information out of the wrong hands.

Workshops will give participants confidence in:

  • Password Security – how to choose a more secure password and use password managers
  • Social engineering - how to spot hackers, prevent them from stealing confidential information or accessing their computer using malicious software
  • Phishing – how to spot a phishing attack and scam emails from bogus companies and individuals.

For further information about the Cyber Resilience project and personal cyber security workshops, contact:

Catherine Garvie

Development Officer

Scottish Union Learning

333 Woodlands Road

Glasgow, G3 6NG

Tel: 0141 337 8124

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Related resources

Cyber Resilience: PFA ScotlandCyber Resilience: PFA Scotland PFA Scotland handles sensitive information about its union membership of 1,300 football players across Scotland, many of whom are regularly exposed to media scrutiny and at risk of unwanted intrusion into their personal lives.

Cyber Resilience: POA Scotland, ASLEF and UsdawCyber Resilience: POA Scotland, ASLEF and Usdaw Three unions in three different sectors undertook personal cyber security training with Scottish Union Learning.

Personal Cyber Security: Community Union and WhistlPersonal Cyber Security: Community Union and Whistl Eleven members of Community Union at the Whistl Depot in Tannochside participated in a Personal Cyber Security workshop in September 2017, delivered by Digital Skills Education Ltd.