Cyber Secure Charities Campaign
October 27, 2020 | By vicki
Cyber Security campaign offering help to charities
We are delighted to announce that in November, we are participating in a week-long campaign aimed at encouraging registered charities to improve their resilience to online threats.
This campaign is being run in conjunction with The IASME Consortium, the recognised partner for the Government backed Cyber Essentials, between 2nd November – 6th November 2020.
Cyber Essentials Packages from £225 + VAT (£75 discount)
IASME Governance Packages from £250 +VAT (£150 discount)
How to claim your discount
If you’re a UK Registered Charity and would like to claim your discount, please get in touch with us by calling +44(0)1684 252 770 (our offices are open 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday). Alternatively you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have provided us with your registered charity number, we’ll provide you with a discount code that can be entered at our online checkout, or apply the discount to quotations.
Charities under threat
Following the headline-dominating cyber-attack on Blackbaud earlier this year, the threat charities are under due to vulnerabilities within their organisations have never been more real. With employees increasingly working from home in the midst of the COVID crisis, there is been more reason to implement the right precautions.
Ensuring charities are cyber secure is now more important than ever before. Featuring high on the target list for cyber criminals across the world due to the wide range of funds, personal, financial and commercial data they hold, their duty of care towards the information they safeguard Is now under phenomenal strain.
About Cyber Essentials
The Cyber Essentials scheme assesses against the implementation of simple controls in five core 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.
About IASME Governance
IASME Governance is an award-winning governance standard. It includes a Cyber Essentials assessment and a GDPR readiness check and is an information security management standard which is more practical and affordable for SMEs than the traditional ISO27001. IASME governance builds on Cyber Essentials covering additional protections such as physical security, data back-ups and staff awareness.
Partnership for Good
Dr Emma Philpott MBE, CEO of IASME Consortium, states “Charities play a key part in our society and, literally, every penny matters! Yet their increasing reliance on technology leaves them vulnerable to everyday cyber threats and puts their mission at risk. This campaign is designed to save third-sector organisations money on their assessments, and the proven measures they will be assessed against will play a key role in helping secure the data and finances that are fundamental to every charity.”
Assure Technical is one of a small number of regional Cyber Essentials Certification Bodies that is taking part in the campaign. Pete Rucinski, our MD states ” It’s Assure Technical’s mission to help organisations develop a security capability that builds resilience and improves performance. We are delighted to have teamed up with The IASME Consortium to make Cyber Essentials & IASME Governance certifications more affordable for charities.”