Cyber security body gains charity status

The UK Cyber Security Council (UKSC)’s application for charitable status has been approved by the Charity Commission.

The organisation, which promotes standards for cyber security, says the move recognises its not-for-profit role in supporting cyber security education, training and skills.

Being a charity doesn't particularly change how the Council will operate, but it's both a reminder and proof to everyone that the mission of the Council is exclusively to benefit the public, in particular by making the UK one of the safest places in the world to live and work online,” said UKSC interim chief executive Don MacIntyre.

The UKSC has been entered on the regulator’s register of charities and has four trustees.

Charity Times has produced a guide to cybercrime resources and tools for charities. Earlier this year it emerged that more than a quarter of charities had fallen victim to cyber-attack over the last year.

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