Scottish Cyber Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP)

From: Graham Bye, Scottish CiSP Coordinator
 

As you may now be aware, I have recently started some work as the Scottish Cyber Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP) Coordinator, a Scottish Government sponsored post aligned to the Scottish Business Resilience Centre in Stirling. This is a partnership role, so I’m already working closely with colleagues in Scottish Government, Police Scotland and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in London. My primary role is to look at promoting CiSP, a component of the Scottish Government’s Cyber Resilience Strategy, across all sectors in Scotland, and I attended at the recent AML Conference held at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh earlier this week, which I thought was excellent.

You may recall that CiSP is a joint Government and Industry supported scheme and is essentially an online networking tool, on a secure intranet owned by the NCSC which provides a trusted collaboration environment for members to learn and share from each other’s experiences of cyber incidents and is designed to raise situational awareness of cyber risks through the provision of significant threat assessment information.  It is FREE to join provided organisations have responsibility for administrating their own IT network in the UK. However, you do require to have a sponsor who can vouch for who you are, your role and the fact that you meet the criteria for joining.  As someone who is coordinating this activity in Scotland, I would be more than happy to provide that sponsorship on behalf of any of your members seeking to join.  Once a member of CiSP I would encourage joining SciNet, the Scottish Group for organisations working in Scotland.

Applications to join can be made via the NCSC website:

http://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cisp


Additional information can be found on the SBRC website:

http://www.sbrcentre.co.uk/services/cyber-services/cisp-and-cyber-essentials/


I would be grateful if you could let others within your respective organisations know about this information and particularly those responsible for managing your IT and information security.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 

Graham Bye
Consultant
Scottish CISP Coordinator

Scottish Business Resilience Centre Ltd
Unit 10, Alpha Centre,
Stirling University Innovation Park,
Stirling FK9 4NF 

Tel: 01786 447441
Mob: 07899 068 010

graham.bye@sbrcentre.co.uk

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