Cyber security for charities part 6: Cyber Essentials

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In this video, Neil Furminger from IASME explains how Cyber Essentials certification can help charities protect against the most common cyber attacks.

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.

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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. 

Visit the content hub here.


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