Another reason to attend our Cyber Security training session on 17th December

Update: session now postponed until Monday 20th January 2020

You may not think your charity or voluntary group is particularly at risk of cyber attack, but have another think.  Some forms of cyber attack are more subtle than you’d think.  Only this week there has been an important security alert issued from the Charity Commission which is worth taking note of (below). If you’ve got any concerns about this then now is the time to get some free advice.  You can find out more about this scam, other frauds, how to protect yourself for more via Karl Elliott at VANEL who is running free Cyber Security training sessions. The next is on 17th December (1pm-4pm) at VANEL offices (23 Bargate). Contact Karl to book – karl@vanel.org.uk / 01472 231123.

The Important security alert from the Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has received several reports from charities who have been targeted by fraudsters impersonating members of staff via email, specifically attempting to change employees’ bank details.

The Commission is warning charities to be vigilant and to look out for requests to your HR department, finance department or staff with authority to update employees’ bank details, usually from a spoofed or similar email address to that of the subject being impersonated. The fraudster often states that they have changed their bank details or opened a new bank account.

Read the original notice with more information here https://www.gov.uk/government/news/alert-for-charities-fraudsters-impersonating-staff