Supporting charities towards greater cyber security
Sadly, the very charities which play such a large part in our society are increasingly becoming targets, and victims, of cyber-crimes. To help strengthen the third sector’s resilience against cyber-threats, IASME, together with participating Certification Bodies, is embarking on a week-long campaign with a specific focus this sector.
Between 29 April-3 May 2019, registered charities will be able to apply for discounted Cyber Essentials and IASME Governance certifications.
Cyber Essentials is a government backed certification scheme. It focuses on the five most important technical controls identified by government as those that, if they had been in place, would have stopped the majority of successful attacks over recent years.
The IASME Consortium and participating Certification Bodies will be offering the Cyber Essentials self-assessments at £225 + vat as opposed to the usual £300 + vat.*
IASME Governance certification includes and builds on the Cyber Essentials controls by requiring additional governance measures. This standard brings in aspects such as physical security, an understanding of risk, staff training and business continuity planning. The IASME Governance s
tandard is written along similar lines to the information security management standard, ISO 27001, yet is more practical for SMEs. Certification to this standard can demonstrate alignment (see the mapping
here) to the 10 Steps to Cyber Security Charities will also be able to use this certification to demonstrate alignment to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPRs) requirements, included in IASME Governance standard.
During this campaign week, IASME Governance will be available to registered charities for £250 + vat as opposed to the usual £400 + vat.*
Charities wishing to take advantage of this promotion can apply from 29 April 2019 by contacting any of the participating Certification Bodies listed below or clicking on the button at the bottom of the page to apply for an assessment. You can also speak to our participating Certification Bodies shoul
d you require support with your assessment or your wider information security requirements.
For charities that are not ready to achieve Cyber Essentials yet the NCSC has published a useful guide to protecting small charities. For those that are ready to take the next step and achieve Cyber Essentials or even IASME Governance, this is the opportunity to make that step with a discounted price.
More information on how to apply, please click here.