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Scotland’s leading organisation for building resilience against cyber and fraud crime, Cyber and Fraud Centre – Scotland, will host a free event for Orkney’s private, public and third-sector businesses on 12th of September at the St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall. The Cyber Roadshow, which is part of the Orkney International Science Festival, will highlight key cyber security measures and provide resources for local businesses to help them build resilience against cyber and fraud attacks. The roadshow will cover a variety of topics, from developing an incident response plan to building a cyber strategy, alongside networking with industry experts. The event will be delivered in two parts: a morning session for public and third-sector organisations and an afternoon session for private businesses.

The Cyber and Fraud Centre aims to promote the importance of cyber security and assist businesses of all sizes in tackling and preventing cybercrime, particularly as cyber security risks are on the rise. According to last year’s National Cyber Security Centre annual review, it was found that 2.7 million cyber-related frauds took place in the 12 months up to March 2022. Smaller businesses were seen to be the most at risk, having found that they were the least likely to identify a cyber fraud attempt and have less cyber security training and available resources to prevent the attack.

Jude McCorry, CEO of Cyber and Fraud Centre Scotland said: Ransomware and cyber security attacks are happening every week in Scotland, impacting organisations large and small, as well as affecting individuals. We’re taking our Cyber Roadshow to Orkney to support local businesses of all sizes to highlight how they can mitigate against the most common cyber threats and how they can best prepare for a cyber attack. “Organisations concerned about their security, in general, can also come along to the roadshow to confirm they have the right processes in place. There is also a wide range of resources available on our website and via CyberScotland, as well as free training that can help organisations protect themselves against future cyber attacks”.

The Cyber and Fraud Centre also runs an Incident Response Helpline for any organisation concerned they have fallen victim to cybercrime which can be contacted on 0800 1670 623. It is run by Cyber and Fraud Centre in partnership with the Scottish Government and Police Scotland with a network of trusted third-party companies that provide expertise and assistance.

For further information about the Cyber Roadshow and to book tickets, visit the International Orkney Science Festival website at