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Cyberscotland week (https://cyberscotlandweek.com/) February 22 -28 2021... is a week of events aimed at making Scotland cyber aware and resilient. Much of the standard checklist type advice on how to improve cybersecurity is not particularly new and has been known about for a long time but it is still worth taking every opportunity to repeat and reinforce these messages because they work and are not followed often enough.Even experienced, long term IT sector people need to study evolving threats and can pick up new and more effective ways to deliver our cyber security advice.At the same time' if you believe that the best way to change behaviour is to scare people then take a look at this page from the cyberscotland web site (https://cyberscotlandweek.com/why-cyber). Yes cybercrime is real, should you be well informed and take sensible precautions, of course. Should you be scared into it by web page headlines? no.
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WELL NOW I'M TERRIFIED.
Seriously though, this is a very good page, even if you aren't in Scotland (which I wish I was, but I digress). I hear so many nonprofits say, "We're too small for anyone to care about hacking us." Oh, contrare! Nonprofits of ANY size are good targets for cyber criminals: to steal credit cards, to take over a hard drive and demand ransom, to phish for bank account information from unsuspecting staff and more.
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
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