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UK charities to gain free advice on cybersecurity

Give01Day has teamed up with the government’s Cyber Streetwise campaign and the IASME Consortium to bring the new Cyber Essentials certification to all UK charities and help them operate safely online.

From February, Give01Day and IASME will begin by hosting a series of free educational webinars for charities. These web-based sessions will educate and inform the audience on how to ensure they are compliant with and eligible for the Cyber Essentials certification.

The webinars will cover:

  1. Overview of Cyber Essentials
  2. What are cyber controls and what should be in place – with webinars covering specific details on each control
  3. How to self-assess

Each webinar will include a live question and answer session with the presenters, who will be top industry experts. The first webinar in this series starts on the 15th February with consecutive webinars held every two weeks.

Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, Ed Vaizey, said: The UK is leading the way in cyber security and we want to remain one of the most secure places to do business and operate online. Our Cyber Essentials scheme helps businesses and organisations of all sizes protect themselves and their valuable assets against online threats. Achieving Cyber Essentials certification will help ensure charities can operate safely online and continue the fantastic work they are doing across the country.”

Amar Singh, founder of Give01Day and the Cyber Management Alliance said: “We are really excited about helping certify UK charities to the Cyber Essentials baseline certification. Given the increasing dependency on everything cyber, this certification and the accompanying awareness and education will help uplift the security posture of charities and help in protecting their sensitive personal data stores. In addition, many of the charities will benefit from free cyber liability insurance that comes with this certification.”

Click here for more information and to register.

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