Date lodged: 19 May 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport on 16 May 2017 (Official Report, c. 4), whether it will publish details of any action it has taken in response to warnings issued by the National Cyber Security Centre regarding the need to protect services from hackers.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 5 June 2017
The Scottish Government’s Cyber Security Operations Centre (C-SOC) monitors guidance and threat reports issued by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and takes appropriate action on relevant warnings. These actions include: taking relevant additional precautionary steps to protect Scottish Government systems and infrastructure; sharing threat information with other bodies; sharing relevant information back with NCSC.