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Cyber Advance is a comprehensive cyber security service offered by the Cyber and Fraud Centre, aimed at SMEs and Charities with limited IT resources. It combines expertise in training, cyber security management, and incident response to help organisations protect their digital assets and reduce their risk of cyber attacks.

What does Cyber Advance include?

Vulnerability assessments: A team of ethical hackers performs a systematic review of your IT infrastructure to identify potential vulnerabilities. You will receive an in-depth report explaining the vulnerabilities found, the methodology used, and recommendations on how to mitigate or patch them.

Cyber awareness and training: Cyber Advance includes training for key stakeholders to help them understand the fundamental principles of cyber security and its importance to the organisation. This training can help to reduce the risk of human error, which is a common factor in cyber attacks.

Expert guidance: Cyber Advance gives you access to knowledgeable staff who can walk you through the steps to improve your cyber security posture and increase your cyber resilience.

Cost-effectiveness: Cyber Advance is priced based on the size of your IT estate, making it an affordable solution for small and medium organisations.

Unbiased advice: The Cyber and Fraud Centre is a not-for-profit organisation, so you can be confident that our advice is impartial and in the best interests of your business.

Legacy: Cyber Advance also includes a commitment to training senior executives, board members, and technical and non-technical staff. This helps to ensure that cyber security is embedded throughout the organisation and is not just the responsibility of the IT department.

Community: Cyber Advance customers become part of a growing community where they can share information, learn about new threats, and stay up-to-date on cyber security trends and best practices.

Benefits of Cyber Advance

Cyber Advance offers several benefits to small and medium organisations and charities, including:

Reduced risk of cyber attacks: By identifying and remediating vulnerabilities, providing cyber awareness training, and offering expert guidance, Cyber Advance can help to reduce the risk of cyber attacks.

Improved cybersecurity posture: Cyber Advance can help organisations to improve their cybersecurity posture by implementing best practices and adopting the latest technologies.

Increased cyber resilience: Cyber Advance can help organisations to become more cyber resilient, meaning that they are better able to withstand and recover from cyber attacks.

Demonstrate your organisation takes cyber security seriously: We understand that cyber security is a top concern for many organisations today. Our clients often tell us that implementing Cyber Advance’s solutions has helped instil confidence with their customers and insurance providers regarding data protection and resilience against cyber threats.

Cost-effectiveness: Cyber Advance is an affordable solution for small and medium businesses, and it can help to save money on cyber security costs in the long run.

Peace of mind: Knowing that you have access to expert cyber security guidance and support can give you peace of mind and allow you to focus on running your business.

Don’t just take our word for it.

The services provided by Cyber and Fraud Centre have been invaluable to us as an organisation. Due to the nature of the services we provide, the security of our data is of the utmost importance. The team were always on hand to help and answer any questions. The recommendations that they made were clear and concise to ensure that we were able to implement them quickly.
I would recommend that any third sector organisation needing to assess their cyber security use Cyber and Fraud Centre Scotland.”


Is Cyber Advance right for you?

If you are an SME or charity with limited IT resources, then Cyber Advance is an excellent option to consider. It offers a comprehensive cyber security solution that can help you reduce your risk of cyber attacks, improve your cyber security posture, and increase your cyber resilience.