Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme, run in partnership with the National Cyber Security Centre and IASME, that helps organisations protect their personal data from the most common cyber threats.
Gaining certification can offer charities peace of mind that they will be protected against around 80% of cyber attacks, and gives donors and beneficiaries reassurance that their personal data is being looked after responsibly.
In this video, Cyber Essentials manager at IASME, Neil Furminger, explains:
- How Cyber Essentials certification can help charities guard against the most common cyber threats.
- The five preventative control measures that boost cyber security.
- How getting certified can improve your charity’s reputation.
- The importance of assessing the gaps in your cyber security defences.
Free tools and resources
Charities can use the Cyber Essentials readiness toolkit to create a personal action plan to help them move towards meeting the Cyber Essentials requirements.