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Up to £1,000 available to charities to help defend against cyber attacks

Section: The ALLIANCEDigitalType: News Item Date Published: 7th November 2018
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New funding to help charities protect against the most common forms of internet-borne cyber attacks.

A half a million pound cyber fund is available from today to help charities (and also small and medium-sized businesses) protect against the most common forms of internet-borne cyber attacks.

Charities who are eligible can apply for up to £1,000, which will support them to achieve the National Cyber Security Centre’s Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation.

Managed by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) on behalf of the Scottish Government, the Cyber Essentials Voucher Scheme is available on a first come first served basis to organisations who meet the criteria.

This voucher schemes supports the wider third sector action plan on cyber resilience.  The plan which was published in June 2018 aims to raise awareness of cyber threats and to promote good practice to defend against them, with a strong focus on practical steps to support smaller organisations.

The ALLIANCE recently achieved Cyber Essentials accreditation. We encourage other charities to consider applying for this grant support to gain similar accreditation and to support their organisational cyber resilience.

Information for those wishing to apply is here (this link will take you away from our website) .

The first phase of applications close 18 December 2018.

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