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  • Cyber Resilience in Fife‘s Third Sector - Workshop

    Created: 26/04/2019

    When: 1230-1400, Friday 10 May 2019
    Where: New Volunteer House, 16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT
    This event is being organised by Fife Voluntary Action

    It is too late to book a place for this particular session, sorry about that.

    Join us at this short, informal workshop to discuss how we can improve computer security in Fife's third sector.

    Fife Voluntary Action, with funding from the Scottish Government, is currently developing a programme of activity aimed at improving "Cyber Resilience" in Fife's third sector- that is, the capacity of organisations in the sector to prevent and respond to IT security threats. As part of this process, we want representatives of the sector to come together and share their views on the subject.

    The information gathered will allow us to:

    • develop computer security training- to be delivered in Fife in April- around the needs of Fife's third sector;
    • feed back to the Scottish Government on the effectiveness of their cyber resilience resources; and
    • identify gaps in provision in the sector that we can start to address.

    Content of the session

    • Discussion on some of the main IT security skill gaps identified in our Cyber Resilience in Fife's Third Sector survey. We'll look at what issues occur regularly, and why that might be the case.
    • Exploration of Scottish Government-produced materials on computer security and the prevention of online fraud. We'll discuss how effective we think these campaigns are, and how they might resonate better with people.
    • An opportunity to provide input into FVA's planned computer security training courses. The feedback provided here will ensure that the training is as effective and worthwhile as possible; and
    • Discussion of how organisations can evidence their cyber resilience to funders and other stakeholders through the Cyber Essentials scheme.

    Who should attend?

    We're not just looking for IT officers or those with specialist digital knowledge. We're looking for a genuine mix of people from across the sector- trustees, staff members and volunteers- who have a reasonable knowledge of how their organisation uses computers and other technology, but for whom maintaining that technology isn't necessarily their main role. People with all levels of digital literacy are encouraged to attend, if interested.

    Reasonable travel expenses actually incurred in attending the workshops can be reimbursed. Please contact us in advance of booking to discuss this.


    Phone: 01592 760720
    E-mail: [email protected]


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