Cybersafety training for Lambeth Charities

19 December 2017

Written by: Lambeth Council

Lambeth's voluntary and community sector

Free training for charities on new regulations for keeping records of personal information safe – and how to share with others in the local charity sector.

Blue computer keyboad with red 'cyber security' key advertising data protection training before new EU directive enforced May 2018

Only 14% of charities believe they are well-protected against cyber-attacks & data breaches*. The Information Commissioners Office has reported a 21% increase in data security incidents in the charity sector. Cybersecurity training can help.

Changing the regulations

The General Data Protection regulations (GDPR) come into force in May 2018 and will affect all organisations who keep records of customers’ and clients’ personal information. The training will be delivered by Integrate CIC and is free thanks to funding by City Bridge Trust.

Who needs this training?

  • People who lead on IT for local charities
  • Trustees/Management Committee members of non-profit organisations
  • Senior staff who wish to understand Cyber Security
  • Staff and volunteers etc. with responsibility for technology and cyber security

What will we learn?

Requirements of the future Data Protection legislation, and practical controls charities should have in place. Plus the chance to book 1:1 data security surgeries.

When and where?

What if we can’t go?

This training is for up to 48 Lambeth-based IT charity professionals. All are expected to pass on their training to at least one other, smaller Lambeth charity through The Integrate Agency CIC’s innovative ‘Hire a Volunteer’ platform. Eoin Heffernan, Founder of Integrate, said: “We’re delighted to reach out to charity IT professionals in Lambeth. We’re keen to catalyse volunteers to support local charities who also need to access this expertise.

Equipping you with the skills to fight cybercrime

Alison Gowman, Chair of the City of London Corporation’s City Bridge Trust Committee, said: “This programme is extremely relevant in today’s society where cybercrime is unfortunately increasingly common. These workshops will equip charitable organisations with the skills and knowledge they need to avoid being victims of scams or criminal activity online, which can frequently target the most vulnerable people.”


For more information

For more about The Integrate Agency CIC a social enterprise that bids for and delivers outsourced public services contracts on behalf of the social sector, see their information pages

For more about GDPR, regulation and compliance and visit the EU portal.


*source: Third Sector Magazine Dec 2016

 

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