Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2021

Charity Fraud Awareness Week is being held 18 – 22 October 2021 and is an award-winning campaign run by a partnership of charities, regulators, law enforcers, representative and umbrella bodies, and other not-for-profit stakeholders from across the world.

The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of fraud and cybercrime affecting the sector and to create a safe space for charities and their supporters to talk about fraud and share good practice.

The Preventing Charity Fraud website has a number of resources including details of a free training course from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre.

This training course is your chance to get confident with what cyber security means for your organisation and learn the steps you can take to keep your organisation safe online. This pre-recorded training course covers the five key topics of cyber security. You’ll explore each of these topics by navigating several encounters a small business owner may have with cyber security over the course of a week, Monday to Friday.

The five topics the training covers are:

  • Backing up your organisation’s data
  • Protecting against malware
  • Creating strong passwords
  • Keeping your devices secure
  • Defending against phishing

The prerecorded free training can be accessed here.

Further details of the charity fraud awareness week can be found here.