Cyber Essentials and Charities


We are thrilled to be partnering with IASME and Tresor Security to offer discounted Cyber Essentials Certifications for £225 plus VAT (instead of £300 plus VAT) and FREE platform use for one year for registered charities.

It is a sad reality that the charities which play such a large part in our society are increasingly becoming targets, and victims, of cybercrime. Through holding the personal information of donors and benefactors, the cyber-criminal finds the third sector an attractive target for reasons other than fraudulently accessing their financial assets. What’s more, many charities remain unaware of the significance of the cyber threat they face.

To help strengthen the third sector’s resilience against rogue cybersecurity activity, CyberSmart in partnership with IASME and Tresor Security is embarking on a week-long campaign to coincide with Cyber Resilience Week. Between 11-15th September 2017, registered charities will be able to apply for discounted Cyber Essentials and IASME Governance certifications.

The IASME Consortium package includes the widely recognised and supported Cyber Essentials scheme. This scheme assesses against the implementation of simple controls in five simple technical areas. Its effectiveness means Cyber Essentials is already a pre-requisite for many government and private sector tenders.

The 5 technical controls are anti-malware, access control, patching, secure configuration and firewalls. These are the five key areas identified as those which, had controls been in place, would have prevented the majority of internet born attacks over recent years.

Dr Emma Philpott, Chief Executive of The IASME Consortium stated, “Charities work tirelessly to secure donations for fantastic causes. Having the right safeguards against unscrupulous cyber activity can help protect the donations and also any sensitive information such a charity might hold. The security of personal data, of both donors and benefactors, will become even more significant when considering the enhanced data protection laws which come into force from May next year.”

Interested charities can get in touch with us here.

Looking to improve your cybersecurity but not sure where to begin? Start by getting certified in Cyber Essentials, the UK government scheme that covers all the fundamentals of cyber hygiene.

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