Cyber security for charities
Fraud awareness is essential to safeguard the assets of a charity.
The Charity Commission has issued guidance on protecting your charity from fraud which was updated in January 2018.
Trustees can also test and improve their cyber-security knowledge by visiting the government’s Cyber Essentials webpages. This includes a free test to improve your cyber-security knowledge.
In addition, in December 2017, Action Fraud opened a 24/7 live cyber-attack helpline. This gives immediate access to specialist advisors who can offer help and support to any charities or other organisations experiencing a cyber attack. Reports are immediately made to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau who will assess whether websites, bank accounts or phone numbers need to be closed down.
For advice on preventing charity fraud contact Elizabeth Irvine.