Big Cyber Security Advice for Small Charities

Today is Big Advice Day as part of Small Charity Week!

Small Charity Week celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector who make an invaluable contribution to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and causes across the UK and the rest of the world.

As part of Small Charity Week, businesses have an opportunity to get involved by providing small charities expert advice. Expert advice is not always easy to come by when resources are stretched, which is a particular problem for small charities.

This Big Advice Day, Curious Franks is offering their expertise in Cyber Security! At Curious Frank, we are dedicated to providing businesses of all sizes with free advice through our regular news and blog updates.

To celebrate Small Charity Week, we are showcasing the best free cyber security advice for small charities, as well as the best resources you can use to stay resilient. Furthermore, we are also offering a 10 percent discount on all of our services to ensure that your charity stays cyber resilient. *

*To apply for your discount, please contact us to find out more.


As a small charity, backing up is one of the most important steps you can take to mitigate the risks of data breaches and cyber-attacks. All charities, regardless of nature of size should take regular backups of their important data and make sure that these backups are recent and can be restored. By doing this, you are ensuring your charity can still function following the impact of flood, fire, physical damage or theft. Furthermore, if you have backups of your data that you can recover quickly, your charity will be more resilient to cyber crime.

To find out more about backups, you can see the following resources.

World Backup Day: 5 Benefits of Backing Up

Avoiding Phishing

Phishing attempts are increasingly common in small charities. Phishing is the most common form of cyber-attack. Using deceptive techniques, cyber criminals are able to spoof emails in order to trick you into thinking they’re genuine – if you click any links within the email, hackers are able to obtain your personal information, such as your passwords and login details. If a small charity falls for a phishing email, they could be in danger of putting the entire organisation at risk.

To learn more about phishing and how to avoid it, you can follow our guidance.

Learn all about Phishing

Catch the Phish – Try out Google’s new Phishing Quiz

Oversharing Online: How Hackers Can Exploit You


In a small charity, you will be storing a lot of important and sensitive data such as the personal information of your beneficiaries and supporters, as well as details of your online accounts such as banking.

Passwords, when implemented correctly, are a free, easy and effective way to prevent unauthorised users accessing your devices and data.

To find out how to create a strong password, you can find out more from our easy to follow guide.

Other Resources

As part of a small charity, there are lots of free online resources you can use to stay more resilient. We have collated a list of the best resources available to you for free!

NCSC Small Charity Guide

Top Ten Cyber Secutity Resources for Charities

Are you curious about cyber security? We'll be frank about it! From security consultations, cyber security training, digital foot-printing, extensive security tests and more, Curious Frank the best range of services to help individuals and organisations be more cyber secure.

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