Cyber Security Essentials

Cybercrime is a powerful and growing threat to charities. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2020 found:

25% of charities reported cyber attacks in 2019, according to the government’s latest annual survey
47% of charities have looked for external help with cybersecurity in the last year, up from 36% in 2018
£9,470 is the average cost of all breaches or attacks identified in the last 12 months by a charity

For charities who fall victim to a cyberattack, the effects can be devastating with money, data and reputation all at risk.

Working with the Chief Security Office at Lloyds Banking Group, we’ve prepared a short, four-part series on the essentials of cybersecurity. We’ve also included a downloadable guide that expands on the films with resources to continue your cybersecurity journey.

If acted upon, these simple measures will go a long way to helping protect you, your organisation and the people you serve.


Watch our films


Hosted by the Cyber Security Office at Lloyds Banking Group, we lay out the essential elements to staying safe in the digital sphere.
We've also included some simple, actionable ways you can protect yourself in as little as 5 minutes.


Discover the importance of a strong, unique password and how best to create and store one.
You'll also hear about the importance of 'two-factor authentication' and how you can apply it across your apps and programmes to add an additional layer of protection.


Phishing attacks are one of the most common forms of cybercrime. Discover what they are and how to protect against one.
You'll also discover ways to prepare you and your teams for phishing scams and key steps to take if your organisation is affected.


Your data is valuable. Here you'll learn how to protect and classify it and avoid serious data breaches from occurring.
This film also goes into detail on how to store and manage data you've collected.



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