Welcome to the Smartdesc February newsletter. This month we focus on how charities can protect themselves against phishing attacks and offer the following resources:
- Guides on common charity cyber attacks and measures you can take to prevent them
- Phishing Simulation Service and Cyber Security e-Learning, tailored to charities
- Further resources from EasyDMARC and Charity Finance
91% of all cyber attacks begin with email, and Finance teams are among the most targeted. In this blog, we share information on phishing attacks and our top 5 protection measures you can implement at your charity: Phishing for Finance: Why Cyber Attackers love charity finance teams.
Do you offer cyber security awareness training to your staff? From as little as £3 per user per month, we can provide your staff with charity-specific, GDPR compliant eLearning written by us. Request a demo here: Cyber Security Training.
Testing staff’s knowledge around cyber security is just as important as training. Phishing simulations are a great way to check employees are being vigilant when working with email. We recently ran successful phishing simulations with Mind and ACEVO, helping to raise awareness of this important topic. Find out more here: Phishing Simulation Service.
What should charities know about ransomware and reputational threats? Read our Computer Weekly article on why charities are targeted and what they can do to fight back: Cyber Security for charities blog – Computer Weekly.
DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance) is a cheap and simple way to help prevent email spoofing. EasyDMARC have produced a useful guide on DMARC risks and solutions in the non-profit industry here: DMARC for Non-Profit industry.
The Charity Finance Yearbook 2023 is the ultimate reference source for charity finance professionals. Download your copy now for advice on cyber security, accounting and audit, investment strategy, funding, and much more: Cyber Finance Yearbook 2023.
A great place to meet with charity peers and discuss any of the above is our upcoming Quarterly Charity Technology Roundtable on Thursday 20 April 2023. Join us at Microsoft’s London HQ to share best practice and foster innovation together. Register here: Quarterly Charity Technology Roundtable.
Smartdesc’s sole focus is nonprofit organisations, which includes charities, social enterprises and NGOs. We are Microsoft Solution Partners for Modern Work and Infrastructure, as well as Cyber Essentials Assessors, and are approved as trusted suppliers to the sector by both the NCVO and ACEVO.
We help charities align to best practice, optimise their ICT estate, improve their Cyber Security posture, and train their staff. Speak to us today to find out how we can help consolidate, secure and optimise technology within your organisation.