Age UK (South Lakeland) Enhance Their Cyber Protection

Age UK South Lakes charity have taken steps to enhance their cyber security by signing a contract with Newcastle based Melius Cyber Safe for penetration testing and daily security scanning services.

The charity which also produces software solutions, without charge, for 320 other charities: Compass and BuyCharity are already certified to the prestigious and globally recognised, information security standard ISO/IEC 27001.

Melius Cyber Safe will be used to enhance security even further. Implementing continuous monitoring and penetration testing across the organisation to provide daily vulnerability and threat detection – the sooner you identify vulnerabilities the quicker you can eliminate the risk.

Commenting on the partnership, David Warren, a Director at Melius said:

“According to the Charity Commission 1 in 8 charities were the victims of cyber-attacks in the last 12 months, we believe that this will increase as many voluntary organisations do not have the skills and resources to protect themselves, our platform is designed to assist smaller businesses and will make achieving the new 2022 version of ISO 27001 far simpler, we are delighted to support Age UK (South Lakeland) and hope to help even more charities in the future.”


About Age UK South Lakeland

Age UK South Lakeland is an independent charity founded in 1978 to support the over 50’s in Westmoreland and Furness. Via Charitek, our totally owned subsidiary CIC, we also provide nationally, a wide range of online digital tools for the charitable sector free of any charges. The tools are currently being used by over 320 different charitable organisations across the UK.



Provides a wide range of open and secure access tools for the Third Sector, from CRM, Volunteer Management, Referrals System, Safeguarding Management, Data Management and much more. Compassehub has been designed by industry specialists that have real hands-on experience in the Third Sector.



Is the UK’s first Charity Shopping online experience. All sellers on the site are fully registered charities or CIC’s. Shoppers can for the first time, shop online in a true Charity Shop environment and not have to wade through pages of traders or other sellers and you can automatically post to eBay from BuyCharity.


About Melius Cyber Safe

Melius Cyber Safe uses technology to break down the barriers that SMEs experience when trying to become cyber secure. Providing all aspects of cyber security solutions to SMEs, From cyber essentials certification to penetration testing. All underpinned by the Cyber Safe software technology.

Cyber Safe is a cost-effective remote vulnerability scanning and penetration testing tool. It provides continuous, intelligence-led testing on your environment 365 days a year. It checks for 200,000+ known vulnerabilities and assesses your systems against weak passwords, unpatched devices, and much more.

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