Charities such as Amnesty International often struggle to recruit top talent in the cyber security space due to high salary expectations that they cannot meet. Despite this, these organisations are most in need of expert cyber security advice: they collect both personal and financial information, process payments, and are often coming up against potentially harmful factions in their work, making them an easy target for hackers.
After forming a good relationship with Amnesty, we were keen to help. We approached top professionals in our cyber security network to ask if they would be interested in supporting Amnesty International on a consultative basis for a few days per quarter. Neither La Fosse nor the cyber security experts involved gain any monetary remuneration for this work.
Off the back of the success of our initial partnership with Amnesty, we are now setting up a self-perpetuating structure, whereby each charity we engage with goes on to recommend five others who they think could benefit most from our help.