Report reveals the state of cyber security in the UK charity sector

A report has revealed that more than half of UK charities believe that they are likely to suffer a cyber attack.

Charity Digital, in partnership with the NCSC, has published new research which highlights the current understanding of cyber security within the UK’s charity sector, with the aim of identifying areas for improvement and reducing the risk from cyber threats.

Based on a survey of 506 people working within the sector, the report found that 98% of charities believe cyber security is important, though 27% of charities said they did not have a plan in place in the event of a cyber breach.

Like businesses, charities are increasingly reliant on IT and technology to store sensitive data – such as financial, personal, and commercial information – which can make them an attractive target for cyber attackers.

The NCSC has published guidance for small charities on how to improve cyber security quickly, easily, and at low cost.

The NCSC has also published an assessment which outlines the cyber threat that charities of all sizes face, which also includes advice and guidance on how to build resilience.

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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