The Scottish Government’s Cyber Resilience Unit is producing a regular ‘Cyber Resilience Bulletin’ for business organisations, public sector organisations, charities and the general public.
As a result of the significant rise in COVID-19 related scams, over the next few months, the Scottish Government Cyber Resilience Unit is sharing important cyber security information from trusted sources, including the National Cyber Security Centre, Police Scotland and Trading Standards Scotland.
Please see previous bulletins below, available to view or download as pdfs. (The most recent editions are available on our Keeping Yourself Safe During COVID-19 page.)
- Bulletin 30/7/2020, covering the NCSC’s new Suspicious Email Reporting Tool, common ransomware attacks, and introductory digital skills courses for communities across Scotland from Police Scotland and The Digital and Data Skills Academy (DDSA)
- Bulletin 16/7/2020, covering fake HMRC scams and updated guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on holding data for Test and Protect
- Bulletin 2/7/2020, covering Zoom’s end to end encryption services being available for free for all users, and the fact that over 500,000 Zoom accounts were sold on the dark web in April; it is suspected that this was due to users reusing passwords
- Bulletin 25/6/2020, covering common text and private messaging scams (including a recent scam through Instagram), call blocking devices from Trading Standards Scotland, and upcoming training in July on “how to deduce the cyber risk for Scotland’s mid-market businesses”, as well as a case study on a recent Amazon phishing scam.
- Bulletin 18/6/2020, covering features for businesses moving more of their work online, how sports fans can take steps to protect their accounts online as closed door sporting events start up, and information on keeping children safe online (including regarding the Darknet and what parents should know)
- Bulletin 11/6/2020, covering (amongst others) furlough refund and grant fraud, a HMRC scam targeting students via university email accounts, Microsoft’s most recent, and largest, “Patch Tuesday”, Zoom update advice, and a case study on online banking scams
- Bulletin 4/6/2020, covering returns to work and what to consider in terms of cyber security and email inboxes (including running updates, phishing emails and mandate fraud), Google’s new Spam Spotter, the Revolut banking card scam, World Health Organization (WHO) impersonators, and current DVLA and TV Licence scams
- Bulletin 21/5/2020, covering information on EasyJet’s recent cyber attack, COVID-19 phishing attacks spreading info-stealing malware, and the Scottish Businesses Resilience Centre’s training webinars
- Bulletin 14/7/2020, covering current scams involving the NHS symptom and contact tracker app, buying and selling pets online, and Police Scotland tips on avoiding procurement fraud
- Bulletin 7/5/2020, covering the NHS COVID-19 symptom tracker app, the NCSC guidance on video conferencing, and events like World Password Day on Thursday 7th May
- Bulletin 30/4/2020, covering video conferencing guidance and etiquette considerations, training tips for organisations and individuals, and information on a genuine but failed phishing attack
- Bulletin 23/4/2020, covering how to report phishing emails, the NCSC cross-governmental Cyber Awareness campaign, and the New Scottish Government Guidance For Home Learning
- Bulletin 16/4/2020, covering “Zoom Bombing”, Patching and Security Updates, PPE/Procurement Scams and Child Online Sexual Abuse
Alternatively, all previous bulletins can be viewed via the Scottish Government blog.