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Promoting cyber resilience in the voluntary sector


Sponsored content: In collaboration with the Scottish Government and SCVO, SBRC has created free webinars for third sector organisations to better their cyber resilience

survey undertaken by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Charity Digital finds that almost a quarter of charities across the UK faced a cyber breach in 2020 (NCSC, Charity Digital, 2022). With almost half of the third sector organisations endeavouring to create new cyber security training for staff and supply chain, the fight for secure cyber security should not stop. Third sector organisations are specifically targeted due to the sensitive data they hold, as threat actors can sell this information outside for a large sum. Charitable organisations can also be targeted by threat actors as a stepping ladder to gain access to other state organisations. 

In collaboration with the Scottish Government, and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) has thus created, and will be delivering, a selection of free webinars for third sector organisations to attend and educate themselves in the field of cyber security. Firstly, there is the much interactive, ‘Introduction to Cyber Learning’ webinar. This will go back to the basics on general cyber security tips, what to look out for, and what mitigations organisations should begin to put in place to stay cyber safe. Secondly, there is the informational, ‘Introduction to Incident Response’ webinar. Here we will discuss what incident response is, why it’s a necessary implementation to every business, and how businesses can begin implementation.  

As recommended during the webinar, all organisations are invited to complete a SCVO‘s ‘Cyber Check-up’ survey. Following the survey, SBRC will be in touch to offer a space at one of our limited 1-to-1 consultations. These will be hosted by one of our very own ethical hackers who will curate a session to your cyber security needs. 

Registration is now open and encourage imminent sign up to ensure a space. The following dates are offered: 

Third Sector- Introduction to Cyber Learning 

Feb 10th, 10:00 am 

Feb 18th, 10:00 am 

Feb 28th, 10:00 am 

Mar 17th, 10:00 am 

Mar 21st, 10:00 am 

Third Sector- Introduction to Incident Response 

Feb 8th, 10:00 am 

Feb 25th, 10:00 am 

Mar 2nd, 10:00 am 

Mar 15th, 10:00 am 

SBRC is a respected voice in business resilience, bringing together the Scottish Government, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, and the Scottish business community.

The vision of SBRC is to become the catalyst that makes Scotland one of the safest and most resilient places to live, work, and do business, both on and offline.

It is our intention that every Scottish organisation have the skills and knowledge to protect themselves against online attacks. We achieve this through the delivery of education and preventative training, as well as actively raising awareness of threats throughout the business community.

SBRC operates across three areas to offer a range of services and education, covering all aspects of business resilience and cyber security under the following areas:

For all SBRC events, register here and for any questions, email

Allena Matheson-Dear is the Third Sector Project Administrator for SBRC.



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