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Falanx Cyber and Smartdesc join forces to keep the UK charity sector secure from cyber threats

We are very excited to be working in partnership with specialist charity MSP, Smartdesc, to help UK charities lower their cyber risk and ultimately increase their cyber resilience to withstand attacks.

Both Smartdesc and Falanx Cyber are uniquely placed in the market to help charities – between us we work with around 80 in the UK.

Individually we’re great but together we’re better

Cyber security strategy and implementation can be daunting for charities that have either a small team or no in-house expertise. We get it.

Smartdesc can provide a part-time virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) to help assess and lay down the right IT and security strategy for your charity and communicate this to wider stakeholders and board members.

While Falanx Cyber provide cyber security services to test systems in a simulated real-world attack  – from penetration testing services, ethical phishing and red teaming – to fully managed detection and response services from our 24/7/365 Security Operations Centre (SOC).

Nicola Hartland | CRO | Falanx Cyber

"Charities are not immune to cyberattacks and the devastation they can cause. So by partnering with Smartdesc, charities have access to the right cyber security strategy and services from two providers that really understand their challenges. We are excited to do more together to protect these organisations so they can serve the people who rely on them"

– Nicola Hartland, Chief Revenue Officer, Falanx Cyber

“Smartdesc are delighted to partner with Falanx, who share our dedication to providing high-quality, tailored cyber security services to the non-profit sector. Together we understand the unique IT challenges that charities face and are committed to helping them achieve best practice in cyber security with our cost-effective and collaborative approach.”

– James Field, Customer Strategy Director, SmartDesc

James Field Smartdesc
Cyber threats to charities | Falanx Cyber

Download our joint paper on the cyber threats and risk to your charity’s reputation. Plus, our recommendations to lower your cyber risk and increase your cyber resilience to withstand attacks.

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About Falanx Cyber

Falanx Cyber is a provider of cyber security services that identifies areas of cyber risk and deliver end-to-end managed services to alleviate those risks. We specialise in Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and Incident Response services from our 24/7/365 Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Reading, UK. Combined with our security testing and advisory services we focus on improving our clients’ cyber resilience, and ultimately enabling them to withstand, cyberattacks.

About SmartDesc

Smartdesc is an IT Service Provider and NCVO Trusted Supplier who specialise in helping charities improve their IT effectiveness. We partner with household names such as Mind, Terrence Higgins, WaterAid and the YMCA to improve their IT systems, cut costs, reduce cyber security risk, and optimise hybrid working via Microsoft 365 and Teams.