The government Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019 revealed that over two thirds of high income charities had recorded a cyber breach or attack in 2018.
Of those charities affected, the vast majority (over 80%) had experienced a phishing attack, which are fraudulent emails.
With the cost of a breach ranging from £300 to £100,000, charity managers cannot afford to ignore the growing threat posed by cyber crime, in all its forms.
In response to this, the Charity Commission has put together information and advice to charity trustees about cyber crime and how to report it. It includes a useful set of resources for charities to help them reduce the risk of cyber crime, including a toolkit for Boards.