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