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Cyber Safe Charities Campaign

11 September 2017

During Cyber Resilience Week 2017 (11-15 September 2017) charities are being offered discounted certification to the Government’s Cyber Essentials certification scheme, which is proven to reduce the threat of data breeches by over 80%.

In August, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport published their research on registered charities awareness and experiences of cyber-crime. The aim of the research is to inform Government as how they can develop support for the charitable sector to help make them safer online and help protect the important data charities hold.

The IASME Consortium is launching a week-long campaign aimed at encouraging registered charities to improve their resilience to on-line threats. Cyphra, as an IASME Certification Body, is offering discounted certifications on schemes which demonstrate charities have effective and recognised best practice and protections in place. This support for the third sector has been timed to coincide with ‘Cyber Resilience Week’ which runs from 11-15 September 2017. The Cyber Essentials certificate helps organisations protect themselves against the most common threats found on the internet. Most cyber-attacks exploit basic weaknesses in software and IT systems, Cyber Essentials shows you how to fix those basics and get a good level of cyber security in place.   

Cyber Resilience Week runs from 11th-15th September 2017 and during this week, charities are being offered discounted certification to the Cyber Essentials certificate.  The IASME Consortium and participating Certification Body Cyphra, will be offering the Cyber Essentials self-assessments at £225 plus VAT as opposed to the usual £300 plus VAT.

Interested charities can register by contacting Cyphra.
(Email:info@cyphra.com Telephone: 028 9099 5967)

To take advantage of this week-long promotion, applicant charities will be required to:

  • Demonstrate their registered charity status through submission of their charity name and registered charity number.
  • Applications must be made during Cyber Resilience week, 11-15 September. All applications must be received before 5pm on Friday 15th
  • Once application has been made between 11-15 September, the applicant charity must commence the assessment within one month.
  • Assessments must be completed and submitted by 30 November 2017.

The campaign discounts apply to ‘self-assessments’ only.

Further information from IASME can be found here