International Charity Fraud Awareness Week: free cyber security resources for charities available
International Charity Fraud Awareness Week takes place on 19th October - a reminder to us all that
cyber criminals do not discriminate between private firms and not-for-profits
To mark the week, NEBRC has launched a dedicated area on our resources web page, to support charities to remain vigilant with regards to cyber security Click Here to find out more
One simple step that charities can take is backing up data to somewhere separate from your computer. Should cyber criminals then target your organisation with ransomware and threaten to delete your information, you will have volunteer and donor details safely stowed elsewhere.
Helen Stephenson, the Chief Executive of the Charity Commission for England and Wales, has commented: “Everybody involved with charities - donors, volunteers, employees, professional advisers and, above all, trustees - have a role to play in protecting the charity sector from cyber-related harm.”
The National Cyber Security Centre’s Small Charity Guide is also available to download and provides easy-to-follow guidance for the not-for-profit sector. Click here to Download
With so many of us working from home and potentially using personal devices, the guide’s recommendations for keeping smartphones safe are particularly pertinent. The NCSC recommends switching on password protection and avoiding unknown wifi hotspots.
For further information regarding the support the NEBRC can offer for this sector, please speak to a member of our team today.