Donors and large funders give money to charities based on their trust in the causes they choose to support, so it’s essential that their personal data is kept safe. If a charity did experience a cyber attack and expose the identifiable information of its supporters, it would be likely to face serious financial and reputational issues.
However, many charities do not take necessary steps to improve their cyber security until they hear of an attack on one of their competitors, or experience a data breach themselves.
In this video, we learn how the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT) has taken a proactive approach to addressing the growing cyber threat and discover the range of protections that other charities can put in place themselves.
Richard Bartlett, strategic lead information security at RSWT, explains:
The basic steps small and large charities can take to protect its data.
Why building an incident response plan is so important.
The advanced technology RSWT is using to prevent cyber attacks.
To find out more about how to protect your charity's personal data please visit www.ncsc.gov.uk.
This video was produced by Third Sector Insight in partnership with the National Cyber Security Centre.