The digital age is transforming Scotland
The growth of the internet and online technologies offers speed, agility, efficiency and access that has transformed the way we do business, the way we spend our leisure time, the way our public services run and the way our national infrastructures operate.
As individuals, we can more easily keep in touch with friends and family and more readily obtain information, products and services from around the world.
Our businesses rely more and more on online connectivity and reap the benefits, thanks to widening trade partners, more innovation and greater competition. This in turn helps grow our economy.
Our public services are increasingly being provided digitally and online with the aim of improving access for all, reducing costs while improving operational performance.
In our national infrastructure, Scotland relies more and more on online technologies to run the systems that heat our houses, provide fuel for our vehicles and ensure that our water is safe to drink.
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Why We Are Consulting
This consultation takes forward our commitment to building cyber resilience amongst our communities, our businesses and our public services. It seeks views from individuals and organisations, across sectors, on how Scotland can become even more resilient from cyber attacks and crime when using online technologies. It has been produced by the Scottish Government, with input from a wide range of partners across the public and private sectors.
What Happens Next
Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us reach a decision on the questions contained in the consultation. We will analyse responses to support the further development of the strategy, which we aim to be publish in November 2015.
This consultation will also allow us to gather information and evidence to inform the development and subsequent publication of the Business Regulatory Impact Assessment, Equality Impact Assessment, Privacy Impact Assessment and Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment