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 previous Digital Unions and Cyber Resilience projects, Scottish Union Learning was awarded further funding from Scottish Government’s Cyber Resilience Unit to develop cyber resilience in workplaces during 2022-2023.

Working in partnership with Digital Skills Education Ltd, the current project will continue to build workplace cyber skills by providing a series of cyber security interactive workshops, ‘Train-the-Trainer’ sessions using the online cyber workers’ toolkit and develop a new set of online video cyber lessons for Reps, members, and workers. The training will provide the opportunity to gain experience and learn more about the most common type of cyber security attacks which occur frequently online (especially now many people are still working from home), how to spot attacks, different types of scams, how to store data securely and more importantly how to take steps to stay protected online. The workshops will help learners feel more confident about using their devices safely and how to cultivate a more positive relationship with technology and data.

 

For further information about the Cyber Resilience project and to participate in the cyber training contact:

Email Zoe McKeown, Information Officer

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.

Digital Skills Education, Cyber Resilience Video Lessons - Episode 1: Phishing Scams and Cookies

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.

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