Scottish National Users’ Group (SNUG) Podcast

Protect and survive: avoiding a cyberattack

June 6, 2021

In the 1970s and 80s the UK Government produced a series of film and leaflets intended to advise the public on how to protect themselves during a nuclear attack, called “Protect and survive”. In the wake of a recent massive cyberattack on the Irish health Service, which has paralysed their core health services, we remember the Wannacry attack on the NHS in 2017, consider how we have had to address cybersecurity since then, and how “Protect and survive” now might have a new meaning for us in the Digital age.

Scott Jaffray is the Associate Director Facilities & Infrastructure and head of Digital & eHealth in NHS Forth Valley and he discusses the ongoing cybersecurity “arms race”, gives some tips for security at home, and describes how martial arts can provide a welcome distraction.

An explainer on the cyberattack on the HSE: https://www.siliconrepublic.com/enterprise/hse-cyberattack-explainer-conti-ransomware

The Scottish Government’s cyber resilience policy: https://www.gov.scot/policies/cyber-resilience/

National Cybersecurity Centre top tips for staying secure online: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/collection/top-tips-for-staying-secure-online

Protect and survive film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yrv505R-0U&list=RD7yrv505R-0U&start_radio=1&rv=7yrv505R-0U&t=2786

The Dubliners' take on Protect and Survive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elx0kqgemQQ

SNUG website  email: alex.defranco@phs.scot