Many small charities and community groups increased their digital presence in response to the pandemic, and consequently increased their risk of cyber-attacks. From data breaches to fraudulent invoices, organisations need to understand the different types of cyber-attack, be aware of the practical steps they can take to remain safe online, and know what to do in the event of a cyber-attack.
To help you understand what cyber security is, we are running a free Cyber Security Training for Small Charities workshop on 28th February (10.30am-1pm) via Zoom and will be joined by Mark Godsland, Police Cyber Security Advisor with the Thames Valley Police, who will provide insights into cybercrime in the local area.
Training will use real life examples, videos and, most importantly, remove the jargon that can make cyber security difficult to understand.
This event is supported by NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action) and NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre).
What will the session cover?
The session will cover three main parts:
- What cyber-attacks could a small charity fall victim to?
- What simple steps can you take to enhance your cyber security?
- What should you do if you suffer a cyber-attack?
What will the session enable me to do?
The training will provide you with an understanding of the basics of cyber security in a small charity, and what steps you should be taking to protect your organisation. By the end of the session, you will:
- Understand why small charities are at risk of cyber-attack
- Understand the specific types of cyber-attack that small charities could be vulnerable to and how they have been attacked in the past
- Learn some practical steps you can take to avoid being attacked including
- Data backup
- Avoiding ‘phishing’
- How to use passwords effectively
- Protection from ‘malware’
- How to secure smartphones/tablets
At the end of the workshop, you will be provided with NCSC’s Cyber Security: Small Charity Guide to help you put your new knowledge into practice.
Who should attend?
This training is free and open to all small charities and community groups in Buckinghamshire.
To book your free place on the workshop (28th February 2023/ 10.30am – 1pm/ via Zoom), click on the Book Now button below.