Free cyber security support offered to charities

Small charities and legal aid firms are being offered free cyber security assistance from the National Cyber Security Centre.

The programme, funded by the government and delivered by IASME, will see eligible organisations receive 20 hours of support to help implement the five technical measures needed to gain Cyber Essentials certification - firewalls, secure settings, access controls, malware and software updates.

The focus of the initiative is to support sectors which are at relatively greater risk of cyber-attack because of the sensitive information they handle.

Dr Emma Philpott MBE, CEO of the IASME, said: “The Funded Cyber Essentials programme is aimed at some of the smallest and most vulnerable organisations in the UK. It is designed to encourage and support them to implement the minimum cyber security technical controls.”

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