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  • Cyber Security - An Introduction

    Created: 16/05/2019
    News/Events Category: FVA News

    We are offering you the opportunity to brush up your cyber security skills (or learn some very helpful basic cyber security skills!) at one of our bespoke training sessions in the coming weeks.

    Technology changes at such a rapid rate that it’s difficult to keep up - especially when IT isn’t your main job role. In our sector, we don’t always have the budget or the resources to bring in regular external IT support, but we often don’t have the know-how to do it ourselves either. That can cause problems - when not properly looked after, IT systems represent a point of weakness, vulnerable to hacks and other external attacks.

    A successful cyber-attack or IT failure can have catastrophic consequences for any third sector organisation - financially, operationally, and reputationally. It's therefore essential to make a concerted effort to ensure that your organisation is as well-informed about cyber security issues as it can possibly be.

    This introductory workshop is designed to improve awareness and understanding in the third sector of basic cyber security principles. Attendees will leave feeling more confident in their ability to understand basic security concepts, and better equipped to deal with a cyber-attack.

    Who should attend?: This course is open to all, but will be of particular relevance to trustees, staff and volunteers who work with computers but aren't in IT-related roles. 

    When: 18:00 - 20:00, Wednesday 29 May 2019 or 14:00 - 16:00, Monday 03 June 2019
    Where: Kirkcaldy or Glenrothes (respectively) 
    Cost: Free

    to find out more and to book your place click here for Kirkcaldy (29 May) and here for Glenrothes (3 June)


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