Scotland’s Digital Security and Cybercrime Staff Skills Shortage: Addressing the Issues

28/06/2012 17:15

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This symposium aims to bring together businesses, public sector organisations and education providers, to discuss the upskilling of the Scottish workforce in the face of new and emerging threats around digital security and cybercrime.

With a cyber security problem costing Scottish businesses an estimated £5 billion a year, do our staff have the specific skills required to tackle the issues head on?


5.15pm-6pm – Registration, drinks/canapés and networking

6pm-7.30pm – Presentations:

  • Introduction: Tom McEwan, Edinburgh Napier University.
  • Speaker: Eamonn Keane, Detective Inspector, SCDEA E-Crime.
  • Speaker: Federico Charosky, Managing Consultant, Vacta Security Science.
  • Speaker: Professor Bill Buchanan, Director of CDCS, School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University.
  • Summary: Tom McEwan

7.30pm-8pm – Networking, drinks/canapés and close

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Associated people

William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
+44 131 455 2759
Tom McEwan
Senior Lecturer
+44 131 455 2793
Alison Varey
Senior Lecturer
+44 131 455 2725
Richard Macfarlane
+44 131 455 2335
Gordon Russell
Senior Lecturer
+44 131 455 2754
Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.