1. What is Cyber Resilience?

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The Scottish Government (2015) states that: “Cyber resilience is being able to prepare for, withstand, rapidly recover and learn from deliberate attacks or accidental events in the online world. Cyber security is a key element of being resilient, but cyber resilient people and organisations recognise that being safe online goes far beyond just technical measures. By building understanding of cyber risks and threats, they are able to take the appropriate measures to stay safe and get the most from being online.”


Cyber resilience resources

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is the UK agency responsible for identifying cyber risks and attacks, combatting cyber crime and providing guidance and information to the public.

Here are some useful links from their site:

Individuals & families

Securing your devices

Cyber Security for Schools

Click here to view, and download a copy, in Glow O365 (you will need to login in to Glow to access)

national cyber security centre


The advice from the National Cyber Security Centre for the UK is clear on what makes a stronger password: THREE RANDOM WORDS.

This PowerPoint can be used as a lesson to teach learners about creating stronger passwords. It is aimed at upper primary learners but could easily be adapted to younger and older learners. Consider using this lesson when your learners next need to change their passwords, such as at the start of term.

Financial Education

In the UK, we spend more money online per capita than any other nation. So, if our learners are spending money online – how are you supporting them to be as safe and secure as possible? What threats are they likely to face when spending money online?

your money matters textbook

Your Money Matters is a FREE financial education textbook for Scottish schools – chapter 6 looks at cyber resilience in financial education.

cyber resilience in financial education

This page has more cyber resilience in financial education, as well as other numeracy and mathematics contexts.

Barefoot Computing resources

These lessons plans with activities were created by Barefoot Computing. They are free to access from Barefoot Computing and link to CfE.

You’re the Cyber Security Expert

The Phisherman Game

You’re the Jury

Code Cracking



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