Cyber Security and Fraud
As well as keeping your data safe you need to make sure that you protect your organisation against Fraud and also against Cyber Attacks.
The Charity Commission has updated (March 2018) its advice on Fraud.
Keeping data safe that is stored on computers is really important. You must ensure that you have put in place suitable protection.
The National Cyber Security Centre have produced a guide for small charities that sets out simple ways to protect your data and systems.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published a report on cyber security in charities, which concludes that the majority of charities lack skills and understanding about cyber security. The report acknowledges that charities face many barriers when it comes to engaging with the issue, including competing priorities for time and resources, and staff not necessarily being equipped with the knowledge and skills to deal with the issue. It recommends basic awareness raising among staff and trustees, and up-skilling of those responsible for cyber security so that they know the basic technical controls that can be put in place.
NCVO’s Knowhow Nonprofit has a number of resources that can help: