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A rise in the number of cyber-attacks targeting not-for-profit organisations has increased the need for charities, foundations and trade organisations to prioritise cyber security and protect the personal information of supporters and donors.
Nearly two thirds of high-income charities recorded a cyber security incident in 2018.
Common security challenges in the nonprofit sector include:
• Protecting aging IT infrastructure against threats
• Working with limited budgets and competing spending priorities
• Protecting the personal information of donors and supporters
• Keeping up with continuous workplace digitisation
• Educating staff on cyber risks like phishing and ransomware
Questions charities and other nonprofits should be asking about their cyber security:
Redscan’s range of cyber security services can help organisations in the nonprofit sector to ensure that controls and processes are in place to protect key systems and data to the highest standards.
Since the enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018), all organisations that handle personal data, including donor and employee information, must ensure that strong data security standards and breach reporting procedures are in place.
€20 million or 4% of global turnover (whichever is greater)
The maximum GDPR penalty for a cyber security breach.
Nonprofits that process card payments also need to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Among the requirements of the PCI DSS is the need for organisations to maintain a secure network, implement robust security policies, regularly test systems for weaknesses and proactively monitor network resources.
Redscan has extensive experience working with organisations across the nonprofit sector, helping them to assess cyber security risks, eliminate vulnerabilities and proactively detect and respond to the latest cyber security threats.
ThreatDetect™ is an award-winning MDR service that operates as an extension of organisations’ in-house resources, supplying the capabilities needed to hunt for, contain and remediate cyber-attacks and breaches, 24/7.
A real-world cyber-attack simulation designed to test organisation’s cyber resilience and ability to detect and respond to the latest adversarial techniques.
Our CREST-approved, fully customisable pen test engagements help to identify and address vulnerabilities in infrastructure and applications in order to reduce security risk.
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Vulnerability scanning and penetration testing are two common forms of cyber security assessment that are conducted to help organisations evaluate, measure and mitigate information security risk. The differences …
A private hospital with royal patronage chose ThreatDetect™, Redscan’s Managed Detection and Response service, to protect patient data through proactive network and endpoint monitoring.
The 2019 (ISC)2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study estimates that the current cyber security workforce of 2.8 million professionals needs to increase by 145% to meet global demand.
Cybercriminals defraud media corporation Nikkei out of £22 million in a single transaction through a Business Email Compromise.
Over half of UK charities think hackers are a major risk and are worried about phishing and malicious emails, as well as being hacked.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) has announced a revised deadline of December 31st 2020 for migration to Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) in the banking sector.
Google has added a new feature to its password manager that studies a user’s passwords and looks at their strength and whether they have been compromised.
A new UK cyber threat report shows 84% of respondents suffered a data breach during the past 12 months but 76% of respondents are more confident in their cyber capabilities.
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