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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the victim of a major cyber-attack last November, is supporting the upcoming cyber security workshops in Stornoway at the end of the month.

The Comhairle is encouraging private, third, and public sector organisations to attend the sessions in Stornoway, which will provide information on key cybersecurity topics.

Malcolm Burr, Chief Executive of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, said: “Following the cyber-attack on November 7,  I commented that all organisations were vulnerable to attacks of the nature that the Comhairle experienced. 

“That statement has sadly been proved right by the experience of organisations across Scotland and the UK. To prepare for, prevent and mitigate the impact of such attacks, it is crucial that we all take every opportunity to learn more about the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape. I would encourage all private, public, and third sector organisations to attend this event.”

Cyber and Fraud Centre Scotland will deliver the workshops at the Caladh Innl, Stornoway, on Tuesday, April 30.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar was the victim of a cyber-attack on November 7 last year, which left the authority unable to access key systems and files stored on servers. Since the attack, the Comhairle has worked with expert organisations to restore and rebuild impacted systems, including migrating some systems to cloud-based alternatives.

There are two workshops. The morning session is for private and third sector organisations. You can register here.

The afternoon session is aimed at public sector organisations. Registration is here.