Moving from the Physical to the Digital – COVID-19 Cyber Safety Guidance from NCSC17-Jun-2020
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has recently announced available guidance to help charities tackle cyber-security issues amid the Coronavirus
Although the dramatic spread of COVID-19 has disrupted lives and livelihoods, communities groups and charities or similar organizations have done everything they can to come together and innovate to minimize the impact on public health and to limit disruptions to economies and community chains. In most cases, this has meant being more dependent on digital technology.
Given the rate of change, the need for good cyber security can easily be overlooked; and in these times of change and uncertainty, criminals will never be far away in their attempts to take advantage of the situation.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released guidance to help make sure your charity stays secure.
The move across to have an online presence is new for many organisations, and even if they have been operating online for some time, the type of IT support that they need would have changed because they could have more people working from home, or the number of online transactions has increased. The organisation may have had to employ video conferencing or VOIP applications instead of meeting face-to-face meeting.
To help you understand risks and identify areas of improvement, the NCSC guidance helps you explore things like:
- The technology you use
- Your access to IT support, and
- The cyber security measures you have in place
The guidance also explores any regulations you need to follow and asks if you have relevant insurance/s.