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Where to get advice for your charity

Published: 12/11/2020
Updated: 12/11/2020

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

The main source of good cyber advice here in the UK is the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) who are the cyber resilience part of the intelligence agency, GCHQ.  NCSC was launched in October 2016 and provides a single point of contact for SMEs, larger organisations, government agencies, the general public and departments. They also work collaboratively with other law enforcement, defence, the UK’s intelligence and security agencies and international partners. 

The NCSC’s mission is to "make the UK the safest place to live and work online” and, as part of this, they provide lots of useful advice to both organisations and individuals.  Of particular interest for the third sector are the following publications:

Test the cyber preparedness of your organisation by using the NCSC tool Exercise in a Box

There are also a range of co-hosted training videos for the third sector in association with Charity Digital.


Other sources of Cyber Resilience information for Charities in Scotland