Cyber security awareness month - Oct 2021

Cyber Security Awareness Month 2021 - free events for charities!

Cyber Month is an annual event held globally every October. The NI Cyber Security Centre working with a number of partner organisations have put together an extensive programme of events for individuals, charities and small businesses.

Throughout October the aim is to provide up-to-date online security information through awareness-raising and sharing of good practices on the importance of being cyber secure.

While events are open to everyone events taking place on a Monday are particularly aimed at small business and the voluntary and community sector.

View the events and book your place below:


Monday 4 October – 10am to 11am

Cyber Awareness for VCSE organisations

Charities cover a huge range of organisations and often do not have the budget of large organisations to spend on cyber security.

Cyber security might seem like a daunting challenge for your organisation, but it doesn’t have to be. Every organisation can start improving their online security by taking six actions, tailored for the SME & charity community, that are both practical and affordable to implement.

Register here


Monday 11 October – 11am to 12pm

Security for Boards, Board Toolkit 

An introduction to NCSC’s Board Toolkit. Cyber Security can be an intimidating topic to approach as a board member, or as someone who needs to talk to the board about it. The Board Toolkit provides resources to help manage these interactions.

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Monday 18 October – 10am to 11am

Ransomware the Other Side of Response

Ransomware is one of the most pressing cyber security threats for organisations of all sizes. It involves a type of malicious software that makes your computer or the data stored on it unusable until the victim makes a payment.

Join the NCSC for an overview of ransomware and how you can mitigate the risks.

Register here


Monday 25 October – 10am to 11am

Cyber Insurance

In a world where cyber threats are varied and constantly changing, cyber insurance can help your organisation to get back on its feet, should something cyber-related go wrong. But cyber insurance can be difficult for organisations to navigate.

In this session, we’ll cover some topics your organisation should consider when taking out a cyber insurance policy to help you make an informed decision.

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You can find out more about Cyber Month Events 2021 on the NI Cyber Security Centre's website along with advice and guidance for your organisation.


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