It’s a scary fact to know that nearly half of all UK organisations suffered a cyber breach or attack within the past 12 months, with the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017 revealing that nearly seven in ten large organisations identified a breach.
2017 has been a year of increased security, and all organisations, including charities, are at risk. How can charities protect themselves? Here are some top tips on how charities can boost their cyber security.
In mid-2016, a statistic stating that there were a huge 6 million instances of online fraud and cybercrime in the UK alone was released. When the Office for National Statistics released this figure, the nation truly realised the nature of the horrifying fact that this is one of the fastest growing areas of crime.
While the government has unveiled a recent programme with £1.9bn behind it to protect the UK from cyber criminals until 2020, this still remains a concern for businesses and, especially, for how the investment will affect the charity retail business and any related SMEs.
UK charities rely heavily on emails, whether for internal communication or to contact donors. This is just one of the many reasons cyber security is important, especially when less than 1% of charities in the UK are protected against mail fraud and phishing attacks, a staggering figure reported by Red Sift.
Charities aim to reach as many people as possible, to provide aid and assistance. Young people all around the UK need help from charities, and Nominet Trust has brought this to their attention. Nominet Trust, the tech for good funder, has announced the launch of its Digital Reach Programme – a pioneering initiative developed to support the UKs efforts to increase digital skills amongst some of the UKs most disadvantaged young people.
Myton Hospice, which provides a range of services for terminally ill patients and their loved ones, has upgraded its in-store electronic point of sale (EPoS) and gift aid systems with a solution from Nisyst, specialist charity solutions provider.
Leading charity software solutions provider, Nisyst, has launched QBuster, an app for charity retailers aimed at reducing queues at till points, increasing in-store efficiencies and boosting revenue and gift aid. Continue reading
Donating money to charities helps the running of many businesses and shops, creating a more profitable and efficient operation. It can often be a slow process, but with this in mind, Charity Digital News has reported an application that makes it easier to donate money to charity, which has won first place at Microsoft’s ‘Imagine Cup’ final. Below, we can take a look how this will be useful for helping charities. Continue reading