Social Profit Organisations Get Free Cybersecurity Health Check Offer from HKBN

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As the risk of malicious cyberattacks keeps surging, HKBN Group (HKBN) recently started a campaign to offer 50 Social Profit Organisations (SPOs) free cyber risk assessments.

As a result, it found that 32% of SPOs had a medium to high level of risk from hacking and cyber-attacks, including risks that could affect how the organisation works and the welfare of the people it helps.

Through its leadership and expertise in information security, HKBN is also doing its part to promote cybersecurity knowledge as part of its corporate social responsibility. It does this by offering SPOs free consultation services and workshops for sharing knowledge.

HKBN's assessments used non-intrusive data collection and analysis technology offered by a third-party global cybersecurity risk assessment platform to assess the cybersecurity risk levels (out of 100 points; higher scores reflect fewer cyber risks) of 50 SPOs across 10 primary categories.

The results show that 16 SPOs scored less than 75 points (considered medium- to high-risk), with the overall performance in three areas, namely Network Security, Patching Cadence, and Application Security, which could lead to data leakage of SPO donors and beneficiaries, website attacks, and so on.

As part of its plan to promote "Technology for Good" and reach its goal of becoming the most innovative ESG enabler, HKBN and its team of volunteers will now offer free cybersecurity and IT consultations. This will help SPOs better understand their cyber risks and improve their cyber knowledge.

Yvonne Chak, Hong Kong Christian Service Director, said, "Most SPOs concentrate all their manpower and resources on their service and easily overlook the risk of cybersecurity. We are grateful to HKBN for drawing our awareness to cybersecurity with these cyber risk assessments. HKBN’s free professional consultation services and preparatory courses will provide a solid foundation and help enhance cybersecurity within our SPO community. In the future, we hope the government or other charitable funds can also provide more support and funding to help uplift our community’s cybersecurity standards."

Wilson Tang, HKBN Co-Owner and Director – Information Security said, "While it is often overlooked by the market, SPOs serve numerous beneficiaries, and by extension, store a significant amount of personal data. As a regional leader in cybersecurity, our teams of professionals have tremendous experience in addressing the full spectrum of information security needs of enterprise customers from all industries. We’re proud to leverage our collective expertise and be a key cybersecurity partner in the protection of SPOs."

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Source: HKBN

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