cyber security

Still using Windows 7? Here's what you need to know

17 Jan 2020Bob Harper ICT, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Windows, Technology, cyber security

Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft, which leaves its use open to cyber security risks. Upgrading is important to do.

New series of cyber security sessions funded by The Halifax Foundation

19 Nov 2019Sandra Bailie Training and Skills Developmentcyber security, Data, Governance, trustees, small organisations, Training, skills

A big thank you to The Halifax Foundation who have funded our new cyber security workshops. NICVA has teamed up with industry experts to provide these tailored cyber security sessions.

Building Cyber Resilience Conference

10 Sep 2019Heather Wilson Communications, ICTcyber security

On 11 September 2019 NICVA hosted a conference with the NCSC, PSNI, Cyphra and the NI Cyber Security Centre to help Voluntary Boards and Senior Leaders to focus on building organisational cyber resilience.

Police Urge Public to be Vigilant of Scammers after more than £40,000 lost to scams this week

24 May 2019Stephen Gray Communications, ICT, Governance and Charity Advicecyber security, scams

Police are urging members of the public to be vigilant after more than £40,000 was fraudulently taken from four people across Northern Ireland in the past week.

Workshops: Developing cyber resilience in the voluntary and community sector

22 Feb 2019Stephen Gray General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ICTcyber security

As our ability to harness technology and digital services for voluntary and community activity grows so too does the challenge of keeping our organisations safe from cyber fraud and data breaches.

Tips and tools to check links in emails without clicking

17 Dec 2018Ian Kelly ICTspam, cyber security, email, link

Despite knowing all the perils of spam, phishing and malware-laden emails you will still get one that looks fairly good but you are rightfully suspicious and cautious of the content. What can you do to check for yourself?

Spammers Target NI Charities

14 Nov 2018Ian Kelly ICTcyber security, spam

NI Charities and public bodies are being impersonated in order to spread Malware, along with other email extortion tactics in a recent twist to email spam.

Data Protection Toolkit - Personal Data Breaches: are you prepared?

15 Jun 2018Bob Harper General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Data protection, cyber security

Whatever security measures you might have in place, you can never be 100% safe from a breach. A breach could lead to an investigation from the regulator, resulting in potential enforcement action against your organisation. Being prepared is essential.

Spam email offering supposed Attendee List for fake NICVA event

1 Jun 2018Stephen Gray ICTcyber security

We've had a couple of reports about a spam email that sent from "Mina Wylie, Marketing Executive" offering attendee lists for a supposed NICVA event. 

GDPR and Encryption

31 May 2018Ian Kelly General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)GDPR, Encryption, cyber security

With GDPR now in effect, appropriate technical measures including, but not limited to encryption in certain forms will be a requirement. This guide is to help reduce the confusion surrounding the different types.