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Cyber Security: Small Charity Guide now available

A new guide, aimed at supporting small charities to protect themselves from the most common types of cyber crime, has been launched by the National Cyber Security Centre.

The Cyber Security: Small Charity Guide, available below, contains simple and free (or low cost) steps that will help organisations protect themselves from the most common types of cyber crime.

Myles McKeown, the Commission’s Head of Compliance and Enquiries, commented: “Unfortunately, no matter how small your charity or how good the work you undertake may be, you could still fall victim to unscrupulous criminals.

“That’s why it is vital trustees take some time to ensure their charity and the information it holds is protected as best it can be, with the five areas highlighted in the Cyber Security: Small Charity Guide providing a helpful focus for that.

”As the charity regulator, we welcome the publication of the guide, which we hope will become a vital and practical reference tool for all charities in Northern Ireland.”

The National Cyber Security Centre has also produced an infographic summary of the guide, offering tips to charities concerned about cyber security. The guide and infographic are both available to read or download below. Alternatively you can visit the National Cyber Security Centre website www.ncsc.gov.uk/charity

Cyber Security - Small Charity Guide

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Cyber Security - Small Charity Guide infographic

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