Give01Day has joined with the Government’s Cyber Streetwise campaign and the IASME Consortium to bring the Cyber Essentials certification to all UK charities.
The initative to offer security experience and advice to smaller businesses, will begin with a series of free webinars for charities from February onwards. These will teach the audience on how to ensure they are compliant with and eligible for the Cyber Essentials certification. Each webinar will include a live Q&A session with the industry expert presenters, and will be recorded and available on demand afterwards.
The first webinar is held on 15th February, and will be followed by subsequent webcasts every two weeks. Also, when any charity with less than £20 million per year turnover is certified to Cyber Essentials by IASME, they will automatically receive free Cyber Liability insurance that will cover them for up to £25,000.
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, CISO and founder of Give01Day, 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.”