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Cyber-security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP)

posted 22 Jun 2016, 15:45 by CIAN Administrator

The Cyber-security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP), is a joint industry government initiative to share cyber threat and vulnerability information to increase overall awareness of the cyber threat.

CiSP allows members from across sectors and organisations to exchange cyber threat information in real time, on a secure and dynamic environment, whilst operating within a framework that protects the confidentiality of shared information. CiSP members are also able to receive network monitoring reports

The service is free and allows users to receive tailored feeds of information from CERT-UK covering any malicious activity that we see on your network.

Please follow this link if you would like to learn more or join 

CIAN Update from Sayer Vincent - June 2016

posted 22 Jun 2016, 15:41 by CIAN Administrator

The June 2016 update from Sayer Vincent can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. It covers:

·        Charity fundraising in the public domain;
·        Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016;
·        Emerging issue: IR35 and public sector bodies
·        Retail Gift Aid Scheme – another change
·        Common Reporting Standard
·        Apprenticeship levy 
·        PSC register

Fraud Research - Appeal for Assistance

posted 30 May 2016, 04:17 by Shelley Chambers

 The Charity Sector Counter Fraud Group (CSCFG) was launched by The Charity Commission to support and develop counter fraud activities to reduce the harm and loss to charities as a result of fraud. Dr Janice Goldstraw-White, a criminologist who specialises in fraudster behaviour, is conducting research for the CSCFG about fraud in charities and is looking to interview convicted charity fraud offenders and those responsible for anti-fraud issues in their organisations.


  • Do you have any contacts for fraud offenders, or details from fraud cases you are willing to share?
  • Would a representative from your charity be willing to undertake a short telephone interview with the researcher to talk about how they manage fraud?
If you are interested in participating please email Janice

CIAN Update from Sayer Vincent - Mar 2016

posted 1 Mar 2016, 08:43 by CIAN Administrator

The March 2016 update from Sayer Vincent can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. It covers:
  • Tackling fraud in the charity sector
  • Charity Commission warning about commercial activities
  • Grant funding an organisation that isn’t a charity
  • Updated guidance on reserves
  • Don’t get caught out by fake HMRC phone numbers


posted 16 Sep 2015, 01:35 by CIAN Administrator

An interesting article written by Jonathan Orchards of Sayer Vincent following the recent issues surrounding Kids Company.

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