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Cyber Resilience plan welcomed

Press Release   •   Nov 08, 2017 12:57 GMT

VisitScotland has welcomed the publication of the Public Sector Action Plan on Cyber Resilience today (8 November).

The plan, developed by the Scottish Government in partnership with the National Cyber Resilience Leaders’ Board, will encourage all public bodies to implement the same baseline standards of cyber-security in their organisations.

As part of the plan, the Scottish Government will coordinate a Public Sector Cyber Catalyst scheme, under which a number of leadership bodies will commit to work towards becoming exemplars in respect of cyber resilience, helping identify common issues and solutions, and sharing learning and knowledge with the wider public sector.

The national tourism organisation is part of that scheme.

Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland, said: “We welcome the publication of this new action plan on cyber resilience. With digital playing an increasingly significant part of the visitor experience, whether it be through booking facilities or destination information, it is more important than ever that we work with our tourism partners to remain secure against cyber-attacks.

“Scotland’s reputation as a quality destination relies on continued investment and innovation and we’re pleased to be part of this plan going forward.”

A link to the Scottish Government announcement can be found here:

https://news.gov.scot/news/action-on-cyber-resilience

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