Data security mentoring scheme for charities starts this week

Charities Security Forum will pair charity staff with specialists from its member charities

A free mentoring scheme to help charities improve their data security will be launched this week.

The Charities Security Forum, a membership body founded in 2007, is offering to pair charity staff with security specialists from its 60 member charities.

Mentors will be available by email or telephone to help with advice on areas such as credit card fraud and phishing emails.

"One of the aims of the Charities Security Forum is to try to spread best practice within a community that often doesn’t have anyone dedicated to security," said Brian Shorten, head of security at Cancer Research UK and co-founder of the group.

"For most charities, information is the lifeblood that enables them to fulfil their charitable purpose and, like any other businesses, they have a responsibility to protect the integrity of their information and assure the security of their data."

The scheme will be launched at the organisation’s quarterly meeting on 15 July.

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