The third sector has become a prime target for today’s cyber criminals because of the sheer volume of sensitive information they hold on beneficiaries, donors and volunteers. A data breach can be devastating for a charity’s reputation and can be costly to rectify, and yet research suggests that many organisations are not doing enough to protect the personal data they hold.
According to a 2022 survey by Third Sector and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) with 296 third sector professionals, only 40% of charities have conducted a cyber threat assessment. 62% of respondents said they share personal data with other departments, yet at least 13% do not have common data processes in place and only 68% said they always use a trusted and secure internet connection at all times when accessing personal data.
With cyber attacks on the rise, it’s never been more important for organisations to pinpoint vulnerabilities in their systems.
In this Third Sector webinar, in association with the NCSC, our expert panel will discuss budget-friendly and technical solutions for charities to keep their personal data as cyber safe as possible.
Watch this webinar to understand:
- Why avoiding a data breach is so important for charities, and where vulnerabilities lie.
- Budget-friendly preventative measures to help keep personal data safe.
- How Cyber Essentials certification can help charities protect their data.
- Technical cyber security measures that can be put in place.
- Where to get free advice and tools to help protect the personal data your organisation holds.
This article was updated to 'on-demand' after the live webinar took place on 8th February 2023.