Today sees the start of Cyber Resilience Week which runs from 11th-15th September.
During the week, businesses are being encouraged to share, learn and connect in respect of the latest cyber defence initiatives, intelligence and case studies.
Over 40 events on the subject have been organised nationwide with a full list available here: http://digileaders.com/cyber-resilience-week/
There is also an offer on during the week for charities to get Cyber Essentials for £225 plus VAT instead of the usual £300 plus VAT, with IASME, one of the accreditation bodies of Cyber Essentials.
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.
There is also the additional option of the IASME Governance Standard and GDPR Readiness Assessment to go with Cyber Essentials which is available to charities for £250 plus VAT rather than the usual £400 plus VAT.
To take advantage of this week-long promotion, applicant charities are required to:
- Demonstrate their registered charity status through submission of their charity name and registered charity number.
- Applications must be made during Cyber Resilience week, 11-15 September. All applications must be received before 5pm on Friday 15th
- Once application has been made between 11-15 September, the applicant charity must commence the assessment within one month.
- Assessments must be completed and submitted by 30 November 2017.
- The campaign discounts apply to ‘self-assessments’ only.
Earlier in August, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport published their research on registered charities awareness and experiences of cyber-crime. The research revealed that whilst charities were aware of the dangers, they often lack the skills and resources within their organisation to take the necessary protective measures.
If you’re a Warwickshire business, please visit www.warwickshirebusinesswatch.co.uk for more advice and crime alerts.
If you’re an individual looking for cyber advice, please visit www.cybersafewarwickshire.com.