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Is Your Charity At Risk Of Cybercrime?

Reasons to choose Wilson Browne

People, not technology is the biggest threat to a charity’s cyber security, experts have warned.

Many small charities, in particular, lack the resources or skill set to have people specially trained in this area and that makes them vulnerable, this where there is the bigger risk of cybercrime is.

As reported by the Managing Director of NexusProject  at a conference in Liverpool recently – The biggest scams right now are carried out by phishing via emails. It used to be an attachment people were asked to click on but now they are getting smarter. Often the link can be hidden in the ‘unsubscribe’ button.

The rule is always, if you are not expecting it and you are unsure of where it has come from, then don’t click on it just delete it.

Charity Trustees can find help on how to avoid cyber security issues with the NCSC – Cyber security small charities guide

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of national security centre GCHQ, provides advice and support for the public and private sector on avoiding data security threats – they are your go-to source for plain English cyber security information.

Their guide specifically for small charities summarises low cost, simple techniques to improve cyber security within charities, and is available as a handy PDF guide to download, as well as an infographic with just the main points – worth printing and sticking to the wall!

The Team at Wilson Browne have for many years acted as clerks for a number of charities some of which manage multi million pound funds.

Our experienced team can advise on any legal problems arising in relation to the formation of charities as well as dealing with amending governing documents.  Call us if you need any advice.

Marina Eaton

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Marina Eaton

Private Client Assistant

Marina has been a member of the Wills, Trusts and Probate team for over 12 years, dealing mainly with the management of Local Charities. She is also the first point of contact for our Charities Team dealing with charity grants, attending meetings and liaising with…