Cyber Safe Charities

Cyber Safe Charities

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport published their research on registered charities awareness and experiences of cyber-crime. The aim of the research is to inform Government as how they can develop support for the charitable sector to help make them safer online and help protect the important data charities hold. IASME, independent of this research, is looking to play its part in promoting safer online practices.

Cyber Essentials is the government backed certification scheme which encourages organisations to address the five core technical controls which, once in place, will help prevent 80% of internet born attacks.

IASME Governance includes Cyber Essentials (see above) assessments but includes additional security safeguards. The IASME Governance standard is written along similar lines to the information security management standard, ISO 27001, yet is more practical for SME organisations. This standard brings in additional checks such as physical security, staff awareness and data backup. Charities will also be able to take advantage of IASME’s unique GDPR Readiness assessment which also forms part of the IASME Governance standard.

To help strengthen the third sector’s resilience against rogue cyber security activity, the IASME Consortium together with participating Certification Bodies, embarked on a week-long campaign (29th April – 3rd May 2019) during which we offered discounts to charities for Cyber Essentials and IASME Governance certifications.
Although this offer has now expired, charities can still benefit from gaining the IASME or Cyber Essentials certification.


Call us on 01225 290191 quoting ‘Cyber Safe Charities’.


Please email us: info @, using the subject ‘Cyber Safe Charities’.

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