Cyber security awareness poster for Charities

Charity Cyber Essentials Awareness Fortnight

ITbuilder Ltd. are extremely proud to be a partnering with IASME, the NCSC and other partners in delivering the Charity Cyber Essentials Awareness Fortnight taking place in November. 

UK Charities and other Non-Profit organisations often sit on a wealth of valuable information, and as such they are very attractive prospects for cyber criminals to target. The Charity Cyber Essentials Awareness Fortnight, which will run between the 7th and 18th November, is aimed at raising more awareness for the types of threats and risks affecting the Charity sector today and helping organisations prepare to defend themselves against attacks on their data. With 30% of charities having reported a cyber breach in the last 12 months, the threat is very real.


The campaign focusses on helping to protect the 5 key areas of control covered in the Cyber Essentials certification:

Access Control


Malware Protection

Secure Configuration

Patch Management


Gaining Cyber Essentials accreditation is an excellent way to ensure you have mastered the controls to protect yourself against attack. Equally important, it is a badge of honour to show your commitment to cyber security. Something you can wave around in front of your customers to show them how seriously you take their privacy.


Regardless of whether you are an existing customer of ours or not, any Charity wishing to apply for their Cyber Essentials certification during this period will receive £75.00 off the usual cost. If you don’t feel your security solutions are up to the task of passing a Cyber Essentials assessment, we’re happy to help you evaluate exactly where you are today and what you need to get to an appropriate enough level to allow your stakeholders to rest easy at night. There is no obligation to rush out and get the best security solutions money can buy, this campaign is about awareness and one-upping those shady characters trying to get their hands on your data.


Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing some valuable insight into the threat landscape and providing charities with helpful advice and tools to help them to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. Keep a lookout on our social media channels for more information or get in touch today for more information.

Jason Abrahamse

Jason is ITbuilder's security expert and leads our information security project team. He provides consultancy and support on matters relating to cyber-resilience and data protection.

Something of an industry veteran, Jason has held various roles in the industry and combines that expertise to consult with customers on security best practices.

Jason is a native of South Africa, but is now a fully naturalised Brit except for not being accustomed to the cold. He lives locally in Hertfordshire.

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