cyber security

Changes to Microsoft software donation programme

22 Feb 2022Stephen Gray ICTTechnology, cyber security

Microsoft are ending their donation programme for on-premises licenses on 25 March 2022.  Charities using on-premise Microsoft software should take action before then to maximise donated licenses.

Cyber Security Clinics: Book an Appointment

29 Nov 2021Stephen Gray Cyber Security & Information Governancecyber security

Book a free one-hour cyber security clinic appointment to work out appropriate next steps for your organisation to improve its cyber security practice.

Five resources for building cyber security in small charities

21 Oct 2021Stephen Gray Cyber Security & Information Governance, ICTcyber security

The National Cyber Security Centre provide a broad range of advice and guidance to help organisations improve their cyber security. Here are five to build on your cyber security knowledge and practice.

Cyber security month: time to raise awareness

1 Oct 2021Shauna O'Neill Cyber Security & Information Governance, ICTcyber security

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and an opportunity for individuals and organisations to improve their cyber security knowledge, understand the online threats they face and the steps that can be taken to reduce risks.

Two free services that will help improve cyber security

3 May 2021Shauna O'Neill ICT, Communicationscyber security

Charities are encouraged to take up two free services from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to help protect their websites and email servers from cyber attacks.

Information Governance and Cyber Security resources and recording

26 Oct 2020Sandra Bailie Training and Skills Development, ICTcyber security, GDPR, Webinar Recordings, Accelerator Programme

On 15 October, Get Safe Online Global 24, NICVA hosted an Information Governance and Cyber Security webinar as part of the CFNI Accelerator Programme.

Get Safe Online Global 24

9 Oct 2020Sandra Bailie Training and Skills Developmentinformation, Governance, cyber security, Training

Over the last few years, use of the internet has grown exponentially around the world, driven by the need for convenience, speed and choice on the one hand, advancing technology, wider availability and increasing confidence on the other.

Skills Match Cyber Security webinar and resources

24 Sep 2020Sandra Bailie Training and Skills Developmentcyber security, information, GDPR, Webinar Recordings

BITC and NICVA hosted a Back to Basics Cyber Security webinar as part of the Skills Match programme on 23 Sept. Here are some tips from it along with the webinar recording. 

Beware of coronavirus scams

23 Mar 2020Bob Harper Running your Organisation (COVID19)COVID19 (Coronavirus), cyber security, scams, fraud

Cyber criminals and scammers will take advantage of concerns and confusion around coronavirus. Beware of scams.  

Faith-based engagement training sessions - early 2020

23 Jan 2020Lynda Gould Faith based engagementFaith Based Engagement, Training, skills development, trustees, cyber security, Fundraising, Social Media

The Department for Communities currently funds a Faith Based Engagement Strand under the Regional Infrastructure Support Programme (RISP) which provides direct support to faith based organisations through a range of seminars and training sessions.