FIFE organisations will be able to pick up cyber security tips at an event taking place in Dunfermline on Tuesday.

The Cyber and Fraud Centre Scotland are hosting a free event in the Carnegie Library and Galleries on Tuesday from 9.30am until 12.30pm.

Open to those working in public and third-sector organisations in the Fife area, the session will focus on key cyber security topics for organisations to prioritise in 2024.

The roadshow is part of the centre’s ‘Exercise in a Box’ series which offers organisations a hands-on opportunity to navigate realistic cyber threat scenarios.

The topics discussed in the January roadshow session will help charities to fully utilise resources available within their own organisation.

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Jude McCorry, CEO at Cyber and Fraud Centre – Scotland, explained: “Every week we see cyber-attacks take place against charities and third-sector organisations, ranging from phishing and impersonation attempts to viruses and malware.

"The effect of these attacks on both organisations and individuals can be profound, and we can’t afford to be complacent.

"Our Fife roadshow event will remind attendees of the importance of cyber vigilance, as well as providing practical support, and the Exercise-in-a-Box scenario will give charities a hand-on opportunity to put their cyber security knowledge into practice.

“Organisations concerned about their security, in general, can also come along to the roadshow to confirm they have the right processes in place. There is also a wide range of resources available on our website and via CyberScotland, as well as free training that can help organisations protect themselves against future cyber attacks."

The Cyber and Fraud Centre - Scotland runs a free Incident Response Helpline for any organisation concerned they have fallen victim to cybercrime which can be contacted on 0800 1670 623.

It is run by Cyber and Fraud Centre - Scotland partnership with the Scottish Government and Police Scotland along it a network of trusted third-party companies that provide expertise and assistance. 

For further information on the Public and Third Sector cyber roadshow, visit the Cyber and Fraud Centre – Scotland website here.