Next meeting 22nd March 2017

Next SLAISG meeting 22nd March 2017 hosted by Perth and Kinross Council. See your weekly roundup emails for details.

Major DDoS attack

There is a major DDoS attack ongoing affecting many large internet based companies including Twitter, Yammer, Spotify and many others. This is mainly affecting the West coast of the USA. Some further information from UK new sites – The Inquirer Business Insider

Next meeting 3rd November

The next group meeting will be held in Clydebank on the 3rd of November 2016. Morning sessions will include a presentation from GDS on the secure email blueprint.

Cyber bank robbers steal $1bn, says Kaspersky report

Up to 100 banks and financial institutions worldwide have been attacked in an “unprecedented cyber robbery”, claims a new report. Computer security firm Kaspersky Lab estimates $1bn (£648m) has been stolen in the attacks, which it says started in 2013 and are still ongoing. A cybercriminal gang with members from Russia, Ukraine and China is responsible, it […]

Cyber Security Conference 2015

Some members of the group will be presenting or appearing on a panel at the Cyber Security 2015 Conference to be hosted at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh. Past events have been a very worthwhile experience with some excellent discussions and presentations. More information can be found on the holyrood site at