Cyber Security Awareness Month may have ended, but with the topic still at the forefront of the charity sector, that doesn’t mean it’s time to ignore the subject for another year. The upcoming webinar on how to get charity leaders to take cyber security seriously is the final installment in the series with the National Cyber Security Centre, and will build upon their workshop delivered at the 2019 Charity Digital Tech Conference in February. Whether you’re a leader by title or type, every organisation needs to be cyber aware - with charities and nonprofits at increased risk of cyber-attack. This is largely due to perception of the sector as an easy target with a lack of focus on security. This lack of focus can be part of the problem in itself - 44% of charities aren’t protecting themselves from cyber attacks because they simply don’t see themselves at risk, leaving them vulnerable to costly security breaches (the average cost of a cyber breach to a charity in 2019 is nearly 10k).
The webinar will cover the impact of cyber threats and managing the risks of cyber attacks, while giving you all the tools you need to make leaders take note and start making your charity cyber-secure! We will leave plenty of time for Q&A at the end of this session, so please come prepared with anything you want to ask Cub at NCSC. Sign up now! To find out more, we recommend the following: Catch up on our previous seminar with NCSC ‘Prevention is better than the cure: Is your charity doing enough to protect from cyber attacks?’, which covers topics such as the common cyber attacks charities are falling victim to, and how to spot the danger signs; the benefits of being certified under the Cyber Essentials scheme and how to make the most of your available data. Charity Fraud Awareness Week put a spotlight on the issue, with some sage advice on recognising and tackling cyber crime within the sector. Finally, get prepped and ready to ensure your cloud-based apps and data are safe with this security checklist.