9th Feb: WeDO Masterclass: Cyber Security – Bringing It from The Virtual to The Real World

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  • WeDO Masterclass: Cyber Security – Bringing It from The Virtual to The Real World
     9 February 2021
     1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The COVID pandemic has resulted in organisations having to adapt to new ways of working. This has included home working and adapting to using platforms such a Zoom and Microsoft Teams. The need to adapt has resulted in an acceleration in the use of technology and we are now witnessing common practices which we may not have been anticipated for another 5 to 10 years.

As with all changes there comes an element of risk. Research suggests that home working will increase from 1.7 million to 7 million people. However, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) reported that 90 percent of UK cyber data breaches in 2019 were caused by human error.

Many organisations calculate the success of their cyber security awareness programmes by counting the number of employees who completed training, or statistical information that does not inform them if their employees practice secure behaviours.

This workshop will centre on cyber security, covering a human focused approach to strategy and organisational culture.

We will look at some case studies to look at the methods used to target organisations targeted and provide with some tips on introducing or building upon their current cyber security and data security policy / strategy.



  • What scammers are looking for
  • Forms of attack
  • Tactics used by scammers
  • Impact on business
  • Case studies
  • Structuring your cyber security strategy


  • Awareness of threat and risk
  • Impact cybercrime can have on their business
  • Potential areas of vulnerability for their organisation
  • Content for their strategy that they may not have considered
  • Advice on how to improve their cyber security to include their staff
  • Where they are with their cyber security and where they should be


    We’re delighted to be welcoming Scott Tees of Decode Cyber Solutions to host this Masterclass.

    Scott is an accomplished Online Safety and Cyber Security and Prevention Consultant who possesses a proven track record in designing and delivering robust security solutions and strategies to manage and mitigate risks.

    Scott was responsible for the creation and development of the Police Scotland Cybercrime Prevention Strategy and was the national lead for the Police Scotland Cybercrime Harm Prevention Team until June 2020.

    Scott was a strategic advisor to the Scottish Government’s Cyber Resilience Strategy; and was a member of the Education and Skills Group, As well as advising various groups on a number of cyber related strategies and approaches, he has also worked with several key partners including Europol; National Cyber Security Centre; National Crime Agency and public, private and third sector partners.

    He was responsible for Police Scotland being the first Police Force in the UK to adopt Europol’s No More Ransom Programme and was an advisor the Scottish Government with regard to UK Government’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Online Harms White on Cybercrime.

    In 2018, under Scott’s leadership, the Police Scotland Cybercrime Prevention Team was recognised at the Scottish Cyber Awards where they were awarded the prize for the Outstanding Cyber Team.

    Scott previously served for 10 years in the British Army, serving in a number of countries including Germany, Cyprus and Northern Ireland.

    He was also seconded to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office where, as a member of a close protection team, and was the bodyguard for the British Ambassador in The Democratic Republic of Congo.

    Scott was also a police firearm trained officer and was involved in a number of operations including the Lockerbie Trial in the Netherlands.

    He was also a trained hostage and crisis negotiator. One of the most high-profile negotiations he carried out was in 2014, when, in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games, he scaled the Finnieston Crane in Glasgow and managed to convince a group of anti-war protestors to continue their protest at ‘ground level’.

    Scott is a graduate of Criminology having gained a BSc (Hons) degree with the University of Portsmouth.

    In 2020 Scott launched his new company Decode Cyber Solutions Ltd. Unlike other cyber security companies, Decode Cyber’s primary focus is on the human factor. Through the creation of holistic strategy, policy, and cultural approaches, that support tech solutions, the Mission of Decode Cyber Solutions is “Keeping your staff safe – Keeping your organisation secure online”.

    You can add this event to your calendar and will receive the Zoom link details in your registration confirmation email.