Advice to small businesses and charities during COVID-19

17 April 2020

During the current emergency, many organisations and individuals find themselves using technology in ways they may not previously have been familiar with. Inevitably, there are people who see this as an opportunity to perpetrate criminal acts such as fraud, but even without active malice, mistakes happen, and things break down.

There is plenty of advice available, but most of it is not specific to the current crisis or too technical to be useful to many. The Security Panel of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists has therefore produced the attached short document which we hope will help keep us all, and our places of work more secure and a touch safer.

Charities communicating with volunteers to organise Covid-19 support services are peculiarly vulnerable. Others with more experience of advising them might like to bear this in mind.

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