Cyber Safe Charities Campaign

Cyber Safe Charities Campaign

Cyber Essentials usual price £300, campaign price £225. IASME Governance usual price £400, campaign price £250. All prices are quoted Excl.VAT.


UK charities make a major contribution in supporting their chosen groups throughout the UK.  For many people, the support from charities is literally a lifeline. Their work, however, also necessitates that they hold personal, commercial and financial information which has a clear value to cyber-criminals. Coupled with a reliance on IT, this sadly means charities are as vulnerable to cyber attacks as any other business.

Addressing resilience within charitable organisations can be a challenge. Many do not perceive themselves as open to the cyber-threat; a threat which, in reality, is unbiased as to an organisation’s size or sector. Whilst targeted attacks are still commonplace, so too are attacks which target a vulnerability rather than a specific person or organisation. Be it targeted or not, the consequences of a cyber-breach can be devastating.

The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019 highlights the rising figures of cyber attacks on UK charities; with an outstanding 75% now, vs. 53% in 2018, of charities reporting cyber security as a high priority issue.

The IASME Consortium, a leading Accreditation Body for the government backed Cyber Essentials certification scheme and Arcanum Cyber Security, are launching a week-long campaign aimed at encouraging registered charities to improve their resilience to cyber threats. Together we will be offering discounted certifications on schemes which demonstrate charities have recognised best practice protections in place. The campaign will run between 29th April and 3rd May 2019.

The package includes the widely recognised Cyber Essentials scheme. This scheme assesses against 5 core technical controls which, had they been in place, would have prevented the majority of successful attacks in recent years. The 5 technical controls are anti-malware, access control, patching, secure configuration and firewalls.

Russ Wardle, Arcanum’s Managing Director said, “Arcanum are delighted to be supporting IASME in such a great campaign, it is in our interest to ensure UK charities are able to operate safely and securely.”

If you are a UK charity and would like to find out more about this offer, please get in touch today