Helping to Keep You Secure Remotely – Charity Checklist from NCSC13-Jul-2020
The Government’s Cyber Security Office has published a list of questions to help you keep your systems, and your charity’s data, secure from cyber threats.
Across the UK, remote working has given a lifeline to charities.
During the past few months, where many of us have had to stay at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of charities have worked very quickly to digitise the way they work, whether in terms of the products they provide or the services they deliver.
As the restrictions of practical distancing are starting to be relaxed and we begin to come out of lockdown, it is possible that many charity leaders may look to expand or make the most of the digital potential that evolved because of the pandemic.
Fortunately, there are things that can be done to grow and improve upon a charities cyber security, making a ‘work-from-home’ machine as secure as their machine from the office - The Government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently published advice to help support organisations move operations online.
Published as a series of questions to help you keep your systems – and your charity’s data – secure from cyber threats, this advice comes at a time when many UK charities are considering how they can adapt to the new remote working environment.
Ideally aimed at businesses and SMEs, the advice is just as relevant to charities as the same core cyber security principles apply, where the guidance asks charities to consider and identify current risks and areas for improvement; from the type of technology they currently use, to whether they have cyber insurance.