A Guide to Cyber Security for Small Charities

As the VCSE sector becomes increasingly reliant on IT and technology, so to, does the risk of them falling victim to a range of malicious cyber activity. As illustrated in the National Cyber Security Centre’s Charity Sector Threat Assessment, losing access to this technology, having funds stolen or suffering a data breach through a cyber attack can be devastating for small charities, both financially and reputatinally.

The National Cyber Security Centre has published Cyber Security: Small Charity Guide, a free guide for small charities on how to improve their cyber security. By following this guidance, small charities can significantly increase their protection from the most common types of cyber crime, and the guidance is broken down into five key topics that are easy to understand, and either free or low-cost to to implement.