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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Alison Stone

Third Sector Cyber Resilience Coordinator at Scottish Business Resilience Centre

Failing to plan could be planning to fail…

Apparently, there is no substantive evidence that the quote widely attributed to Benjamin Franklin “Failing to plan is planning to fail...  Read more

Will cyber criminals have their own “Magic Monday”?

I think the whole world is captivated by the activities of the sporting superstars performing in Tokyo at the moment.  Even those of...  Read more

Cyber guidance this June

June is looking like it’s going to be an awesome month… already we have had a few days of sunshine, have celebrated youngest daughter’s...  Read more

Introducing the Cyber Catalyst Network

With a mere 6 sleeps to go until Cyber Scotland Week kicks off in earnest, it is now time to shine the spotlight on the third sector...  Read more

The storm before the calm?

All this week, I have been nagging myself, and promising my colleague and partner in Cyber Scotland Week crime Siobhan Mercer, that I would...  Read more

Why do trustees need to bother about cyber security?

I am sure that any trustee reading this will agree that their role is not for the faint hearted!  There is lots to learn and understand...  Read more

Oh, the scams online are frightful…

From fake pets to brushing scams, Alison looks back at a bumper year of scamming. 2020 has been many things, including what could be...  Read more

Are Webinars becoming Webi-naws?

Asking a potentially controversial question… am I alone in feeling a bit of webinar fatigue at the moment? I know, way back a long six...  Read more

Remembering risk management as we embrace the “new normal”

Here at SCVO we have been undertaking a period of reflection, now that the initial storm of the Coronavirus has passed. Way back in March...  Read more

Continuing the return to work theme – the IT blog

Regular readers of my blogs will have noticed that I appear to be somewhat obsessed with the idea of returning to the office. That is...  Read more