CLYDEBANK’S public sector will be better protected against cyber-attacks following the publication of a new action plan.

The plan will encourage all public bodies to implement the same baseline standards of cyber-security in their organisations.

These include active threat intelligence sharing, clear cyber-incident response protocols and appropriate independent assurance that critical protection against the most common forms of attack is in place.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney said: “I want Scotland to be a world-leading nation in cyber-resilience by 2020. The Scottish Government recently committed to developing a range of action plans to help meet this ambition, including in the key areas of learning and skills, economic opportunity, and public, private and third sector cyber resilience.

“I want our public sector to lead by example on strengthening cyber-security, to help ensure Scotland is ready to deal with all emerging threats.”