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Free resources

Our range of free resources will help Scottish businesses understand more about their IT governance, risk management and compliance challenges.


Green papers

Scottish Public-Sector Action Plan 2017–18: Summary and compliance guidance

Scottish Public-Sector Action Plan 2017–18: Summary and compliance guidance

The action plan requires Scottish public bodies and their ‘key partners’ to take a number of ‘key actions’ to improve their resilience to cyber attacks. This free green paper from IT Governance will help your organisation understand and comply with the action plan.

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Cyber Security – A critical business issue

Cyber Security – A critical business issue

The majority of cyber attacks are automated and indiscriminate, exploiting known vulnerabilities rather than targeting specific organisations. This free green paper from IT Governance explains why cyber security is critical to your organisation’s survival.

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Scottish Public-Sector Action Plan 2017–18: Summary and compliance guidance

An introduction to implementing cyber resilience

Cyber resilience encompasses a system of defences and the ability to respond to and recover from an attack. If you are implementing cyber resilience but are unsure where to start, download this free green paper for an introduction.

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Cyber Resilience: Cyber Security and Business Resilience

Cyber Resilience: Cyber Security and Business Resilience

Organisations need to combine cyber security with business resilience to be cyber resilient. This free green paper covers how to align security with business objectives, a standards-based approach to cyber resilience and an effective seven-step cyber security strategy.

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The EU Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Regulations) – UK compliance guidance

The EU Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Regulations) – UK compliance guidance

This free green paper covers which organisations are in scope of the NIS Regulations, the Regulations’ requirements, the UK government’s implementation approach and how you can implement an aligned compliance programme.

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Webinars

Cyber Essentials plays a key role in the Cyber Resilience Strategy for Scotland and the rest of the UK

 

Cyber Essentials plays a key role in the Cyber Resilience Strategy for Scotland

This webinar provides a thorough overview of Cyber Essentials, including coverage of certification standards and deadlines, and highlights its benefits within the Cyber Resilience Strategy for Scotland.

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Cyber security: protecting your business with cost-effective penetration testing

Cyber security: protecting your business with cost-effective penetration testing

Watch this webinar to better understand how to conduct effective, value-for-money penetration testing as part of a testing framework.

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Cyber incident response management (CIRM) webinar series

Cyber incident response management (CIRM) webinar series

This three-part webinar series on incident response planning and management is designed to provide a broad understanding of incident response, helping participants recognise and mitigate potential risks before they become full-blown problems that lead to reputational damage, loss of customers and hefty fines.

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Infographics

Are you cyber resilient?

Are you cyber resilient?

This infographic summarises what cyber resilience is and why it is important, providing steps for assessing your cyber resilience posture. 

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Cyber security: protecting your business with cost-effective penetration testing

List of data breaches in 2017

Using the findings of our monthly ‘list of data breaches and cyber attacks’ blog posts, this infographic summarises reported data breaches from 2017.

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Cyber security: protecting your business with cost-effective penetration testing

Cyber Essentials certification explained

This infographic briefly explains what the Cyber Essentials scheme is, what it requires, how it works and who should achieve certification.

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Cyber security: protecting your business with cost-effective penetration testing

NIS Regulations: What UK businesses need to know

This infographic provides a brief summary of the NIS Regulations, including key dates and important information that UK businesses need to know.

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What is a penetration test and why would my company need one?

What is a penetration test and why would my company need one?

This infographic gathers the latest facts and figures on cyber attacks and hacking, and offers reasons organisations should test the security of their IT infrastructure – from networks to applications.

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Brochures and guides

>Cyber security for the Scottish legal sector

Cyber security for the Scottish legal sector

This brochure examines the main causes of breaches in 2017, the impact of these breaches on data security, and the comprehensive solutions that can help protect law firms against cyber threats and ensure statutory compliance.

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Cyber Essentials for SMEs

Cyber Essentials: a guide to the scheme

This free guide covers how to strengthen your cyber security and improve business efficiency with Cyber Essentials, including the CREST-accredited process and the business benefits of certification.

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Cyber Testing Playbook

Cyber Testing Playbook

Learn how to prevent breaches, detect them when they occur and respond intelligently to minimise the impact with this free guide.

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IT Governance Training brochure

IT Governance Training brochure

IT Governance’s training courses offer a structured learning path from Foundation to Advanced level, helping IT, privacy and security practitioners develop the skills needed to deliver best practice and compliance in organisations of all sizes. Download our brochure to learn more about our training courses.

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