Breeze Digital launches cyber resilience campaign

The Cyber Scotland Partnership funding initiative is a collaboration between the Scottish Government and the Cyber Scotland partnership. The initiative's goal is to bolster cyber resilience across Scotland and foster a secure digital environment for all. Eligible organisations were asked to submit proposals that would help the initiative deliver on specific aims and outcomes of the Strategic Framework for a Cyber Resilient Scotland and receive funding ranging from £5,000 to £50,000.

Breeze Digital, alongside their partners Cyber and Fraud Centre Scotland, Coalfields Regeneration Trust and Inspiralba, submitted two proposals. The collaboration with Coalfields Regeneration Trust would see them supporting communities in deprivation within the Coalfields areas, and the partnership with Inspiralba would target those in rural communities and support them to become cyber resilient. The campaign with Inspiralba will see them delivering two in-person Cyber Resilience workshops and two online sessions across rural areas with a particular focus on Argyll and Bute communities. The Coalfields Regeneration collaboration will see them delivering five in-person Cyber Resilience workshops and one online session across the Scottish Coalfields with a particular focus on Fife, East Ayrshire, and South Lanarkshire. 

Each workshop will be delivered by Cyber Security experts from the Cyber and Fraud Centre Scotland, providing participants with the opportunity to become more resilient against Cyber Security threats. The workshops will include a cyber awareness presentation delivered by the Cyber and Fraud Centre Scotland’s senior ethical hacker, followed by an interactive cyber exercise with time for a Q & A. Breeze Digital will have a stand at the workshops to deliver simple digital awareness advice, providing a free cyber security toolkit, one to one digital consultations and the opportunity for you to become an ambassador for cyber security for your local community.

Research indicates that many Third Sector organisations and individuals lack the resources to protect themselves from cyber-attacks due to a lack of knowledge and high cyber insurance premiums. They often don’t have the resources to employ someone to manage cybersecurity threats, lack cyber security skills and have outdated IT systems.

The cyber resilience workshops and toolkit designed as part of this initiative will allow Breeze Digital and its partners to provide the necessary support and upskilling to help break down barriers to cyber resilience.

Keep an eye out on our Twitter page for upcoming workshop dates and you can find the toolkit here: