Dear Cyber Security Company,

In order to create a firm baseline of the health of the cyber security sector in Scotland we would like your input into the annual Scottish Cyber Security Survey. We are working with ScotlandIS to create a robust and authentic picture of the Scottish sector and how it compares on a UK and international level.

This will inform and guide the development of the Scottish cyber industry and its strength lies in the fact that it is completed by industry leaders like you so your input is really valuable, and we very much appreciate your taking the time to complete the survey.

Let us know your thoughts by completing the survey below. It only takes around 10 minutes to complete and contains questions on company details and business performance. You will receive a copy of the report and it will be shared with policy makers and influencers.

Any information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and complying with the Data Protection Act 1998. Survey data is collated by ScotlandIS staff and anonymised. At no time will your individual responses be divulged to any third parties. For more details, please see our Privacy Policy. ScotlandIS fully comply with the upcoming European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which becomes enforceable on 25th May 2018. As a result, we have updated our Privacy Policy to clearly explain how we use and protect the information that you provide to us.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Martin Beaton, Cyber Cluster co-ordinator; Tel: 01506 472200 or email

* 1. Please provide the following contact details. (This allows us to avoid duplication and to follow up in case of questions. Your information will be treated in strict confidence and individual responses will not be provided to any third parties.)

* 2. Does your company provide cyber security products or services to external customers, not only within your own organisation?

* 3. Please indicate the size of your company by employee numbers:

* 4. Where is your company's head office based?

* 5. Please indicate the size of your company by turnover.

* 6. When was your business formed?

* 7. Please indicate the main funding model for your company:

* 8. Is your company mainly trading in goods or services?

* 9. Please choose your company's main areas of business.

* 10. In which business areas do you see the greatest opportunities for your business over the next 18 months?

* 11. In which business areas do you see the greatest opportunities for your business over the next 36 months?

* 12. How did your sales levels in 2017 compare with 2016?

* 13. Roughly what percentage of your sales in 2017 went to customers in the UK and outside the UK? (Please enter just a number, no percentage symbol. The choices need to add up to 100.)

* 14. Of your UK sales in 2017, roughly what percentage went to customers in Scotland?

i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

* 15. How do you expect your sales to change over the next 12 months?

* 17. Over the next 12 months how do you expect your employee numbers to change? (headcount, not %)

* 18. Over the next 12 months, how likely are you to recruit/take on:

  Definitely will recruit Quite likely to recruit Unlikely to recruit Not applicable/not aware of
University graduates
College graduates
At least one person into a Modern Apprenticeship role
At least one person into a Graduate Apprenticeship role

* 19. Which specific technical skills do you expect to have the greatest demand for over the next 12 months? Please indicate your top three.

* 20. What are the top three strategic and or operational challenges for the leadership in your organisation over the next 12 months?

* 21. Work is underway to establish a cluster management organisation for cyber security in Scotland. Such an organisation could do a number of things to help develop the sector. What would be most useful for your business? Please indicate your top three.

* 22. What single thing would enable you to develop your company more quickly?

Thank you very much for taking the time to complete this survey. We will advise you once the results are available.