November 24 2020
Secarma has today launched a £500,000 Charity Support Fund to help not-for-profit organisations protect themselves from cybersecurity threats.
The Charity Support Fund initiative will enable vulnerable charities to strengthen their security at a time where opportunistic criminals are defrauding individuals and organisations on a unprecedented level.
Do Cybercriminals Target Charities?
Unfortunately, no organisation is off-limits where cybercrime is concerned. Threat actors have no qualms about targeting non-profits with anything from phishing scams, malware, ransomware, and other types of cybersecurity attacks. During these difficult times, we feel a responsibility to assist charities defend themselves against these attacks.
Managing Director, Holly Grace Williams had this to say:
“All charities need cybersecurity, no more so than now, when there is a heightened level of online criminal activity”.
“We know the charity sector has taken a hit due to the impact of Covid-19, and we want to ensure that the cost of maintaining secure websites, applications and ensuring critical and sensitive information is safe, is not prohibitive.”
“The Charity Support Fund is designed to help charities get the security they need, where it might otherwise be cost-prohibitive or overlooked for other priorities at this time.”
“We’ve created this fund to enable charities to be pro-active in defending against online criminals, as these threats have to be taken seriously”
Want more information about our support fund? Contact a member of our dedicated team today – we’re more than happy to help you.