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We are delighted to announce that between 7th November – 18th November 2022, we are once again participating in a week-long campaign aimed at encouraging registered charities to improve their resilience to online security threats.
This campaign is being run in conjunction with The IASME Consortium, the recognised partner for government-backed Cyber Essentials certification,
During this period we will be offering a discount of £75 off our market-leading Cyber Essentials packages.
If you’re a UK-registered charity and would like to claim your discount, please get in touch with us by calling +44(0)1684 252 770 (our offices are open 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday). Alternatively, you can email us at [email protected].
Once you have provided us with your registered charity number, we’ll send you a discount code that can be entered at our online checkout, or we can apply the discount to quotations.
The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2022 reported that 30% of UK charities suffered a cyber breach in the last year. The threat that charities are under due to vulnerabilities within their organisations have never been more real. More people than ever are working from home following the pandemic – a trend that’s likely to continue into the future, making it more crucial than ever that charities proactively implement the right cyber security precautions.
Charities feature high on the target list for cyber criminals across the world due to the wide range of funds, personal, financial and commercial data they hold, their duty of care towards the information they safeguard is now under phenomenal strain.
The Cyber Essentials scheme assesses against the implementation of simple controls in five core technical areas. Its effectiveness means Cyber Essentials is already a prerequisite for many government and private sector tenders. The 5 technical controls are anti-malware, access control, patching, secure configuration and firewalls. These are the five key areas identified as those which, had controls been in place, would have prevented the majority of internet-born attacks over recent years.
Dr Emma Philpott MBE, CEO of IASME Consortium, states, “Charities play a key part in our society and, literally, every penny matters! Yet their increasing reliance on technology leaves them vulnerable to everyday cyber threats and puts their mission at risk. This campaign is designed to save third-sector organisations money on their assessments, and the proven measures they will be assessed against will play a key role in helping secure the data and finances that are fundamental to every charity.”
Assure Technical is one of a small number of regional Cyber Essentials certification bodies that are taking part in the campaign. Pete Rucinski, our MD, states, “It’s Assure Technical’s mission to help organisations develop a security capability that builds resilience and improves performance. We are delighted to have teamed up with The IASME Consortium to make Cyber Essentials more affordable for charities.”
Get in touch with our expert consultants for straight-talking, jargon-free technical security advice.