Cyber Security

Information about cyber security

Revenue Scotland takes the protection of taxpayer information seriously and has an obligation set out within the The Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014 to protect tax payer information and ensure its systems and processes are resilient against cyber-attacks.



As part of its commitment to cyber security, Revenue Scotland works in partnership with the Scottish Government Cyber Resilience Unit and is an accredited Public Sector Cyber Essentials Catalyst – An exemplar programme of the Public Sector Action Plan for Cyber Resilience introduced by the Scottish Government and National Cyber Resilience Leaders’ Board in November 2017. The Plan sets out the key actions for Scottish Government, public bodies and partners to implement to further enhance resilience within the Scottish public sector against cyber-attacks.

Protective measures against cyber-attacks

Further information on how organisations and members of the public can protect themselves from cyber-attacks can be found below:

Cyber Security: Small Business Guide

Cyber Security: Small Charity Guide

Password guidance: Simplifying your approach

Bring Your Own Device Guide


NCSC 10 Steps to Cyber Security

NCSC UK Twitter

Get Safe Online Twitter

Phishing and Scam Communications

Further information on how Revenue Scotland deals with phishing and scam communications can be found on our website.


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