Cyber security for charities part 2: Getting buy-in from the board

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Save the Children International and Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society give us an inside look into the cyber threats charities face and how to get buy-in from the board to invest in cyber security.

Only 34% of respondents to a recent Third Sector and NCSC survey said cyber security is a high boardroom priority that they review regularly. Alarmingly, one in 10 said it’s not even on the agenda.

In this video, produced by Third Sector Insight, in partnership with the NCSC, we interview Gareth Packham, director of information security and data protection at Save the Children International, and Lyndsey Jackson, deputy chief executive of Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, to discover:

  • Save the Children International’s proactive approach to cyber security
  • What happened when Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society experienced a cyber attack and the impact this had on the organisation
  • How to get buy-in from the board to invest in cyber security
  • Advice for trustees and board members

The NCSC offers a range of cyber security advice and guidance for charities including this cyber security guide for boards.

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Cyber security for charities: Insights and guidance

Not everyone is working for the greater good: cyber criminals are targeting charities. We're seen as data-heavy and vulnerable. That's why Third Sector, in partnership with the National Cyber Security Centre, has collated advice, insight and guidance to help you take simple steps to staying more secure, so you can better and more easily understand the risks and prepare appropriately. 

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