The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021 by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport – focuses on business & charity results.
From this report, we can conclude that charities are at increasing risk as a legitimate target for cyber attacks. The report highlights that 26% of charities surveyed identified cybersecurity breaches or attacks in the last 12 months. A steady increase from 19% in 2018. 23% of those attacked reported that they were attacked at least once per week with phishing being the most commonly identified attack.
To help UK charities combat this rising threat, The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) offers a range of resources including webinars, the Small Charity Guide, and their Cyber Threat Assessment.
It has been announced today by Charity Digital,
who work closely with the NCSC, that NCSC is currently running two pilot schemes offering tools & resources for the UK charity sector:
NCSC Web Check:
To help you identify and fix common security issues in your websites.
NCSC Mail Check
Assisting you with email security configuration and reporting.
Charity Digital has advised that the two pilots can vastly improve a charity’s cybersecurity. Each pilot has a limited number of spaces available, so be quick to sign-up and register your charity.
Keep Safe and remember that Provention is the best cure!